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Soraya Rodríguez in ENVI on the protection of biodiversity and climate change (ENVI)

MEP highlights achievements made at COP 15 and the need for effective governance for environmental protection

Spanish MEP Soraya Rodríguez Ramos, from Renew Europe parliamentary group, highlighted the role of the European Parliament at the Summit on Biodiversity and Climate Change. In his speech, Rodriguez expressed his gratitude to the Commissioner of the Commission and stressed the importance of Parliament’s active participation in these events.

“I would like to congratulate and thank the work of the commissioner at this Summit and also reiterate the importance of the European Parliament participating in these events,” she said. The MEP has supported the historic elevation of biodiversity protection to the same level as the fight against climate change, achieved at COP 15. She highlighted the ambitious agreements reached, including the protection of 30 % of terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity, as well as the commitment to reduce subsidies harmful to nature and increase funding for its protection.

In addition, Rodriguez has emphasized the need for effective governance for environmental protection at global, European and national levels. She underlined the importance of binding agreements and monitoring in the area of biodiversity. The MEP concluded her speech by saying: ‘It is critical to work to ensure that the mobilization of double funding, EUR 200 billion per year, corresponds to an effective increase in actions to protect biodiversity’.

Soraya Rodríguez Ramos

Mujeres al frente es un espacio de reflexión dirigido por la política y abogada española Soraya Rodríguez Ramos. Desde 2019, es diputada del Parlamento Europeo en la delegación del partido Ciudadanos. Desde su escaño de eurodiputada, desarrolla un intenso trabajo como Portavoz de Derechos Humanos del grupo Renew Europe, así como por la defensa de la igualdad y derechos de las mujeres como titular de la Comisión de Igualdad, y miembro de la Comisión de Medio Ambiente, por su compromiso con el cuidado del planeta y la justicia climática.