European lawmakers urged Brussels on Thursday to step up efforts to break the international deadlock over plans to protect large swathes of the Southern Ocean.
In a resolution passed on ThursdayThe same time, Canada, MEPs overwhelmingly called on the Commission to demand the intensification of bilateral and multilateral efforts in order to reach an agreement over the creation of two so-called Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
The two MPAs, proposed by the European Union, would lead to more than 3 million km2 of ocean in Antarctica being protected, thus creating one of the largest marine protection areas in historyThe virus was spreading i. But negotiations over the creation have ground to a haltIndoor and outdoor personal gatherings.
The resolution is calling on the Commission to engage in talks “in particular with countries that have repeatedly opposed an agreement” using “all its diplomatic leverage and outreach capacities” to help broker agreementsThe lawyers say infringe o.
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