The next Committee meetings will be held on Monday 9 March (19.00 - 21.00) in Strasbourg and Wednesday 18 March (09.00-12.30) in Brussels.
On 23 February, the ENVI and AGRI Committees held a joint public hearing on the cloning of animals for farming purposes. MEPs debated with experts on issues related to the animal cloning technique and on the impact of the Commission proposals for two Directives on this matter.
A draft law to cap the production of traditional biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative sources, such as seaweed and waste, was approved by the Environment Committee on Tuesday. It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that result from the growing use of agricultural land to produce biofuel crops. (Læs mere)
A draft law to reform the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), by reducing the surplus of carbon credits available for trading into order to support the price, was backed by Environment Committee MEPs in a vote on Tuesday. They advocated introducing the mechanism early, by the end of 2018, and also proposed preventing the automatic return to the market, from 2019, of a portion of allowances “back loaded” last year in a separate vote. (Læs mere)
It is also responsible for a wide range of policy areas including air and water pollution, waste management, or the protection of biodiversity, to name a few. Members are dedicated to promoting a resource-efficient and sustainable Europe.
The fight against climate change is at the core of the committee's work. It will be high on the agenda early in this legislature, in view of upcoming climate summits which will be critical for the adoption of an international climate agreement, expected in 2015. The cultivation of GMOs and their possible restriction or prohibition in Member States will be another area of focus at the outset of this parliamentary term.
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Giovanni La Via
Vurdering af Europa-Parlamentets muligheder med hensyn til politik for videnskab og teknologi