“Imagine if the leader of another country demanded global action to stop the climate crisis and biodiversity loss, but supported blocking such action at home,” he tweeted. “I expect the Prime Minister to give an equally decisive answer to the question about the EU [nature] restoration [law] like what he just delivered in Egypt.”
The same contradiction attracted attention Veronika Honkasalo (LA).
“It’s hard to understand how you travel around the world to tell how important it is to do everything we can to combat the climate crisis when the Social Democrats are standing up against the government’s proposal for a restoration bill. Could there be a starker contrast between words and deeds?” he tweeted.
Lawmakers are referring to Marini’s remarks, which he made at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Monday. The prime minister called on world leaders to back up their climate plans with concrete action, warning that the longer action is delayed, the more it will cost, and describing the 2020s as a critical decade where every action counts.
He also patted his government on the back for adopting an ambitious climate program and pointed to a climate neutrality goal for 2035.
At the same time, members of the government coalition have been embroiled in controversy over a proposal to restore up to 20 percent of the European Union’s land and water areas. The centre, the Social Democrats and the Swedish People’s Party have joined the opposition parties in opposing the government’s original position on the European Commission’s proposal.
The Greens and the Left Alliance are therefore the only parties in power that support the position.
The government must give its answer to the interpellation regarding the return proposal on Wednesday, and a vote of confidence is expected on Friday.
Niina Malmvice-chairman of the Social Democrats, told Helsingin Sanomat stated at the beginning of the month that, in the ruling party’s opinion, forest policy decisions do not fall within the competence of the European Union.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page