Protecting biodiversity must be a key principle of the EU’s Recovery Plan

In this interview, Roby Biwer (LU/PES), Member of Bettembourg Municipal Council, answers five questions on the importance of biodiversity in preventing a new pandemic outbreak, tackling climate change and in achieving greater sustainability through the EU’s Recovery Plan. Roby Biwer is the rapporteur of the opinion Bio-diverse cities and regions beyond 2020, to be adopted at the next plenary session in October. The opinion puts forward the contribution of local and regional authorities to the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 presented by the European Commission on 20 May 2020. Moreover, the CoR will defend the key role that local and regional authorities play in biodiversity protection at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD COP15), that will take place from 17 to 30 May 2021 in Kunming, China.

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