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 Rockstr√∂m, 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.

Climate Conference COP28: Show the courage to end the fossil age!

The year 2023 marks another year in which the world has experienced ever more floods, storms, heat waves and droughts, […]

Glyphosate: ENVI votes for re-authorization

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI) has just voted against an objection to the re-authorization of glyphosate.¬† Jutta Paulus, Green […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exhibition opening "Tidal Mirror"

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

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 […]