Twelve MEPs from the Development, Fisheries, and Environment committees will attend the UN Ocean Conference in Portugal to discuss halting the rapid decline in ocean health.
A group of 12 MEPs from the Committees on Fisheries, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and Development are part of the EU delegation to the UN Ocean Conference taking place in Lisbon from 27 June to 1 July.
The UN Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Portugal and Kenya, comes at a time when the world is making efforts to mobilise, create and promote solutions to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals before 2030. Marine pollution, biodiversity protection, ecosystem decline and climate mitigation are among the main topics of the event. In participating in the conference, MEPs are set to raise the EU Green Deal agenda, the EU’s blue economy strategy, and maritime policy, as well as the EU’s environmental and social strategies in developing countries.
The MEPs representing the European Parliament’s committees are:
Pierre KARLESKIND (Renew, FR), Chair of the Committee on Fisheries
Catherine CHABAUD (Renew, FR), member of the Committee on Development
Sara CERDAS (S&D, PT), member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Other MEPs from these committees will be attending: Gabriel MATO (EPP, ES), Nuno MELO (EPP, PT) , Manuel PIZARRO (S&D, PT), Carlos ZORRINHO (S&D, PT), Róża THUN UND HOHENSTEIN (Renew, PL), Malte GALLÉE (Greens/EFA, DE), Francisco GUERREIRO (Greens/EFA, PT), Marie TOUSSAINT (Greens/EFA, FR), Ladislav ILČIĆ (ECR, HR).
Source: Press Release