Previous collective failures in the Union to meet targets to ensure the protection of biodiversity must not be repeated. With Wednesday’s adoption of the new 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy, which includes much needed urgent action to stop the population decline of bees and other pollinators, Renew Europe calls on Member States to swiftly implement the specific actions and commitments outlined in the Strategy. Renew Europe stresses that only through a holistic approach and by bringing together actions by all stakeholders we can safeguard biodiversity and assure a thriving bioeconomy for future generations. Renew Europe counts on the Commission to still present this year a new ambitious EU nature restoration plan.
MEP Soraya Rodríguez Ramos, who has represented Renew Europe in the development of the Strategy adopted in plenary on Tuesday, says:
"We must do everything possible to reverse the continuing, unprecedented biodiversity loss that we witness today. The biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis are two sides of the same coin. Nature is our vital ally in the fight against climate change and requires the same level of commitment. We need an inclusive implementation of this strategy which will set the path for Europe’s green recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic. Taking urgent action is in our own economic, social and environmental interest, as over half of global GDP depends on nature."