The MEP has warned about the planetary emergency resulting from biodiversity crisis and stresses the need to take immediate action at the COP15 Summit.
Soraya Rodríguez has made an urgent call to address the biodiversity crisis at the COP15 Summit. After a disappointing COP27, Rodríguez warns of the urgency of turning this summit into a historic moment for nature, just as the Paris Agreement was for climate change.
The biodiversity crisis threatens the existence of more than a million species and already affects more than 40% of the population in terms of health, economic development and food. Rodríguez stressed the need to ambitiously act, protecting at least 30% of our territory by 2030. She also stressed the importance of implementing effective monitoring and evaluation, mobilising resources and eliminating harmful incentives for biodiversity.
According to Rodríguez, the presentation of the nature restoration law by the European Union is a positive step in this direction. “We have to eliminate harmful incentives for biodiversity, reducing them by at least 500 billion per year,” she added.