A Green Deal for Europe
On Wednesday 15 January the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the European Commission's Green Deal.
French MEP Christophe Grudler highlights the achievements of the European Green Deal: carbon neutrality by 2050, an ambitious Sustainable Investment Plan and the environmental coherence of all European policies.
Cette semaine au Parlement européen, nous avons voté pour un #PacteVert européen 🇪🇺 🌳 :— Christophe GRUDLER (@GrudlerCh) January 19, 2020
✅ #Neutralité carbone en 2050
✅ Plan d’#investissement durable ambitieux
✅ #Cohérence écologique de toutes les politiques européennes #Europe #GreenDeal #Écologie pic.twitter.com/GIChiC3TKX
Executive Vice-President and German MEP Ulrike Müller welcomes the forest-related strategy requests. Regarding the chapter on agriculture and food, she believes that a large part of the responsibility is still being transferred to farmers, while the strategies on the food chain and consumer information remain vague. Ulrike Müller welcomes the fact that Parliament's resolution explicitly mentions the multifunctional role of forests and the importance of their sustainable management: "This is a clear improvement on the wording chosen by the Commission".
Ulrike Müller nevertheless maintains her request that the Commission should not just impose stricter requirements on farmers in the case of "Farm-to-Fork": "When the strategy is presented in March, it should include tangible measures on the entire food chain and consumer information. Otherwise, it will remain a purely "agricultural" strategy".