No Green Deal without Restoring Nature
Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune has voted for a Nature Restoration Law that meets Ireland’s responsibility to protect the environment and biodiversity while safeguarding farming and rural communities.
MEP Clune, a Member of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee said, “I supported constructive amendments to the legislation which will incentivise and enable farmers and fishers.
“We are facing a biodiversity crisis. This is experienced first-hand by our agricultural community, who see the everyday impact on their businesses.It is also crucial that new funding is made available for farmers and landowners in order to support them in reaching restoration targets.”
“The amendments which I voted for will allow for flexibility, which will enable the agricultural community to contribute to tackling biodiversity loss in a sustainable manner.I don’t want to see a situation where farmers continue to be polarized from environmentalists.”
“There is an onus on all of us to plan for a sustainable future – and we can’t leave anyone behind”, MEP Clune concluded.