Europe: Stéphane Bijoux- a Member of the European Parliament, says the fight against deforestation is a fight for the survival of human beings. He raised his voice against deforestation and asked to protect the environment.
On his official Twitter account, MEP Bijoux said, “In the Amazon, as everywhere in the world, the fight AGAINST deforestation is a fight FOR our survival. ” He said that by blocking the import of products resulting from deforestation: they are committed to working for the environment by recognizing as the collective responsibility in Europe and its partners.
While sharing a tweet by Thomas Pesquet, he outlined the ways to the protection of the environment. Thomas Pesquet said that a very important subject: is deforestation; they can clearly see the regressing forest from space, by satellite observation or simply from the ISS, even though the pace has slowed since the beginning of the century.
He said that FAO estimates that each year, 10 million hectares disappear, either almost the surface of England or several dozen football pitches … per minute. France is not spared; to realize this but also to understand solutions, take a look at the documentary Objectif France; it is still available online until 02/08.
Earlier, MEP Stéphane Bijoux also shared an update on the support of the European Union to the Italians affected by the floods and said that it has been exemplary. He said, “In my column at l’Opinion, I explain why more Europe also means more efficiency and protection for citizens. We are fighting with Commissioner Janez Lenarčič to double the capacities of the civil protection mechanism.”
Hence, he highlighted several issues regarding climate change and talked about deforestation. MEP Bijoux said that deforestation should be stopped to save the Earth.
On world environment day, he tweeted that the three-quarters of the waste ravaging the oceans is plastic. For World Environment Day, they make a call for:
- Focus on innovation and the circular economy
- Put an end to plastic pollution.
- Mobilization is essential to build the necessary solutions and support the future Global Treaty against plastic pollution.
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