Greenpeace on Monday sent official invitations to the top candidates for the position of President of Romania – Klaus Iohannis, Viorica Dăncilă, Dan Barna and Mircea Diaconu – for a dialogue on the concrete measures they propose to protect the environment and to combat the climate crisis in Romania.
Climate change is a reality, the lack of firm actions has led to the exacerbation of the effects, and the current state is one of crisis. More than a third of the population of the European Union lives in countries that have already declared a climate emergency, and according to a recent survey, 8 out of 10 Romanians consider that Romania is affected by the climate crisis, 96% being worried about its possible consequences, according to Greenpeace.
“Also, at the national level, we are witnessing the perpetuation of the phenomenon of mass illegal logging and unprecedented violence in the forests of Romania, and at the same time we risk huge fines due to the pollution and the failure of the authorities to implement measures to protect the health of the citizens. “The future president of Romania bears the responsibility of urgent measures, both for the protection of forests and biodiversity, as well as for adapting and combating climate change,” say the environmental activists.