The European Commission published the European Climate Law
. Together with the Law, it has also launched a public consultation on an European Climate Pact and an inception impact assessment on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. Please find here
FESI response to the public consultation.
PEF: Commission's survey on PEF use
The European Commission would like to assess which use is being made of the Environmental Footprint methods and PEFCRs/ OEFSRs. For this purpose, it has prepared a survey and will use its results to assess the advantages, benefits, costs and challenges related to the use of the Environmental Footprint and also to identify points that it can improve. You can respond to the survey until 22 June here
European Parliament’s report on the new Circular Economy Action Plan
The Environment committee of the European Parliement (ENVI) will draft an own-initiative report on the new CEAP (which means it is non-binding). MEPs involved in the file have been appointed: Jan Huitema (NL, Renew) – rapporteur, Sirpa Pietikainen (FI, EPP) – shadow rapporteur (she was rapporteur on the previous CEAP), Simona Bonafè (IT, S&D) – shadow rapporteur, (she was rapporteur on the previous Waste Framework Directive revision), Margrete Auken (DK, Greens) – shadow rapporteur, Joanna Kopcinska (PL, ECR) – shadow rapporteur, and Mick Wallace (IE, GUE/NGL) – shadow rapporteur. The draft should be published by the end of summer/September and the vote should take place around December.
Publication of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030
The European Commission has adopted the new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and an associated Action Plan (annex)
. It aims to put Europe's biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030. It is also the proposal for the EU contribution to the upcoming international negotiations on the global post-2020 biodiversity framework. A core part of the European Green Deal
, the Biodiversity Strategy will also support a green recovery following the pandemic. More information
Adapting to climate change: EU strategy
As part of its Green Deal, the Commission has launched a new strategy to help the EU adapt to the effects. It will focus on: encouraging investment in eco-friendly solutions, climate-proofing the economy, making key infrastructure more resilient, adding climate factors to risk management practice, and stepping up prevention & preparedness. A roadmap
is open for feedback until 30 June.