The ENVI Committee will hold an Exchange of views on 12 October 2015 with Commission Director General, Daniel Calleja Crespo, on the mid-term review of the EU's Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, that was published on 2 October 2015. This report assesses whether the EU is on track to achieve the objectives set out in the EU Biodiversity Strategy, and in particular the headline target of halting biodiversity loss by 2020.
The environment committee on Wednesday adopted an update of EU car emission rules, setting limits on certain pollutants including NOx. They call for a new, real-life, emissions test procedure to be enforced by 2017. They also want fuel consumption meter and gear-change indicators fitted to all new cars by 2019. (Read more)
The environment committee said on Wednesday that Parliament's delegation to the COP 21 climate talks in Paris must call for a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a 40% energy-efficiency target and a binding 30% target for renewable energy. (Read more)
During a first debate the state of play on Volkswagen's emission "defeat devices" with the European Commission in the Environment Committee, many MEPs highlighted the need to speed up the introduction of automotive test procedures that better reflect vehicle emissions in real driving conditions, while others compared the EU's decentralized “type-approval” system unfavourably with the US one. (Read more)
Draft rules to cut emissions of major air pollutants from non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), ranging from lawn mowers to bulldozers, tractors and inland waterway vessels, were backed by Environment Committee MEPs on Tuesday. NRMM engines account for about 15% of all NOx and 5% of particulate emissions in the EU. (Read more)
Welcome to the ENVI Committee website.
Counting 69 Members, the ENVI Committee is the leading legislative Committee of the European Parliament.
ENVI Members are actively working on improving food information to consumers, notably through the regulation of labelling and placing of the market of products. ENVI is committed to proposing European solutions to public health issues.
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.
We hope that this website will provide you with extensive insight in our work and invite you to comment on any topic which is of importance to you.
Giovanni La Via
The Assessment of Scientific and Technological Policy Options for the European Parliament.