Geraint Davies Labour MP for Swansea West has given the thumbs up to Swansea Environment Centre’s exhibition featuring Greenpeace’s Pole to Pole expedition .
Mr Davies said, “It’s great Greenpeace are promoting their Arctic to the Antarctic voyage aboard the ship Esperanza, to conduct scientific research on ocean life and document destructive human activities like overfishing, plastic pollution, and the impacts of climate change.
“I’m working with them in Parliament in support of a Global Ocean Treaty at the UN to protect oceans outside national waters to open the door to a network of ocean sanctuaries around the world. If large ocean areas are protected, marine life and their habitats quickly begin to recover.
“This will mean turtles, sharks and whales will be given space in which they are safe from many of the human dangers facing them and help to fight against climate breakdown. Healthy oceans are essential to keep our climate stable, so we need to do everything we can to protect them.
“Our fantastic Swansea Bay is a daily reminder of the importance of the health of our oceans and it’s crucial we protect them from uncontrolled underwater exploitation for minerals, from plastic and other pollution. We must work together to stop the destruction of our oceans and this is exhibition is another wakeup call that we must fight for a greener future for all our communities.
“I was invited by Greenpeace to the launch of the Esperanza as I am vice chair of the all-party Marine Conservation Parliamentary Group and have presented the Plastics Bill and will continue to work with Greenpeace in Swansea, UK and internationally to protect our oceans.”
Note to editor: Picture Alison Broady & Kathy Oakwood of Greenpeace Swansea with Geraint Davies MP