MEP Mairead McGuinness
Mairead McGuinness MEP for Roscommon and first Vice-President of the European Parliament represented the European Parliament at a G7 conference in Brest, France, recently under the theme ‘Parliaments committed to the oceans’. It addressed the protection and governance of oceans; the impact of climate change, pollution and plastics on our oceans and the role Parliaments can play. The important role of research and innovation in the preservation of oceans was emphasised.
Pictured (l-r): Bruce Stanton, Deputy Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons; Mairead McGuinness; Wolfgang Schäuble, President of the German Bundestag; Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives; Richard Ferrand, President of the French National Assembly; Roberto Fico, President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies; John Bercow, Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons.