Nature & biodiversity protection

The protection of biological diversity is often dismissed – even by the Greens – as an “orchid theme” (sic!). The network of different species in the ecosystems ensures our survival. It’s not just about a pretty flower – or an ugly toad – disappearing. Extinction is pretty much the ultimate on our planet. It’s about entire ecosystems collapsing. That nothing grows on devastated soils except arugula and willow-herb. It is not for nothing that the research team on the planetary borders around Johan Rockström, the new head of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, sees the decline in biodiversity as the most pressing environmental problem – even before the climate crisis. I want the EU to finally breathe life into its biodiversity strategy. States with a rich biological heritage often do not have the means to protect their treasures. That is why I will work to ensure that an EU nature conservation fund is finally set up to finance European refuges for endangered species.

The EU Commission is planning to extend glyphosate approval for another 10 years

The European Commission has presented a proposal for a further extension of the approval of glyphosate. Accordingly, the herbicide will […]

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Peatland Atlas 2023 - Facts and figures on wet climate guardians

Monday, 18 September 2023, 12:00-14:00 CEST L42, Rue de la Loi 42, 1040 Brussels [Registration] Peatlands across the world are […]

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Exhibition opening "Tidal Mirror"

With great pleasure, I invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Tidal Mirror” by the artist Christian Martischius, which […]

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PRESS BRIEFING: EU Nature Restoration Law

Here you can find the press briefing Background EU NRL_before plenary vote. I. Need for a NRL Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform […]

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EPP blocking of Nature Restoration Law harms food security & small farms

Today, the EPP group walked out of the negotiations on the European Parliament’s position on the Commission’s proposal for the […]

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New EU F-Gas Regulation against climate crisis and perpetual chemicals (PFAS)

The European Parliament has just voted its position on the new regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases, so-called F-gases. F-gases are […]

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