It’s time to back better biodiversity protection

It’s time to back better biodiversity protection

With the socialist-led European Green Deal, Europe is leading the fight for a sustainable planet. The next step: better protection for Europe’s natural environment.

The Presidency of the Party of European Socialists (PES) adopted a declaration on the common fight of socialists and democrats: A Healthy Planet is a precondition to a healthy society.

We are facing a biodiversity crisis – millions of animal and plant species around the world are already extinct or threatened with extinction. This loss is human made, deriving from changes in land and sea use, the direct exploitation of organisms, climate change, pollution and invasive alien species.

That’s why we back the Nature Restoration Law spearheaded by European Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans. It will defend Europe’s biodiversity, increase our chances to slow down global warming, and strengthen Europe’s strategic autonomy.

Among citizens, there is widespread agreement that it is important to halt the loss of biodiversity.

Scientists, businesses, and civil society back better biodiversity protection too.

In the European Parliament, the S&D Group is leading the fight for biodiversity protection whilst conservatives are defending a broken system. Anyone trying to kill the Nature Restoration Law is risking the planet and a future for humankind, not defending farmers’ and fishers’ interests: food will not grow in dead soil, and empty seas mean empty fishing boats.

Restoring and maintaining our planet is the most responsible and sustainable way to ensure health, wellbeing and longevity for all.

With the EU Biodiversity Strategy, the Nature Restoration Law and the Farm to Fork strategy, we can make food production and consumption more sustainable, limit the effects of climate change, and reverse biodiversity loss.

Thanks to socialists, Europe is at the forefront of the fight for the planet.

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