SNP MEP Aileen McLeod and Member of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee has today welcomed the publication of the European Commission’s plans for a “European Green Deal”. This was presented by the new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an extraordinary session of the European Parliament.
SNP MEP Aileen McLeod, Member of the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety welcomed a call from the Committee to reduce the use of pesticides, allocate more funds for research and better monitoring of bee populations.
The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee approved a resolution this week highlighting weaknesses in the EU Pollinators Initiative. It emphasised the changes needed to address the main causes of pollinators’ decline in Europe.Read more
This summer we've seen fires destroying large swathes of the Amazon rainforest and extreme weather events across Europe; lives lost and entire communities destroyed, often in the poorest and most vulnerable countries. The science leaves no room for doubt: these events represent the realities of climate change - the single most urgent challenge the world faces.
First published in The National (print edition), 21 September 2019Read more