The year 2023 marks another year in which the world has experienced ever more floods, storms, heat waves and droughts, […]
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 European Commission has presented a proposal for a further extension of the approval of glyphosate. Accordingly, the herbicide will […]
Monday, 18 September 2023, 12:00-14:00 CEST L42, Rue de la Loi 42, 1040 Brussels [Registration] Peatlands across the world are […]