Amazon forest fires: extracts from the debate
Event date: 17/09/2019
During the plenary session (16-19 September 2019) of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs debate with the Council and the Commission on the situation and destruction of forests worldwide, as well as in the EU. In July, the Commission adopted a communication outlining action to protect and restore the world’s forests. Statements by Tytti TUPPURAINEN, Finnish minister for European affairs, Karmenu VELLA, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Mairead MCGUINNESS (EPP, IE), Iratxe GARCÍA PÉREZ (S&D, ES), Martin HOJSÍK (RE, SK) and Heidi HAUTALA (Greens/EFA, FI).