Hearings

A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

ENVI Public Hearing
ENVI

On Monday 12 October 2020, from 13.45 to 15.40, the ENVI held a public hearing on “Prospects and Perils for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety in the Future EU-UK Relationship”. Committee Members heard from academic, NGO and industry experts about possible divergences between EU and UK standards in the areas of the environment, public health and food safety and consider policy measures that might be adopted to combat any adverse effects

An EU Strategy for COVID-19 vaccines ©European Union 2020/EC-Slovak Academy of Sciences
ENVI ITRE

On Tuesday 22 September 2020, from 9.00 - 12.00, ENVI and ITRE held a joint public online hearing on the critical issue of "How to secure access to COVID-19 vaccines for EU citizens."

ENVI Public Hearing on MRV
ENVI

The ENVI Committee held a public hearing on the topic of decarbonisation of the maritime transport in the context of the ENVI Committee’s current work on the Commission proposal to amend Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (“MRV shipping”).

Revaluation of the wolf population in the EU
ENVI PETI

For decades, the wolf was regarded as strongly endangered in Europe. Its population is now recovering in many areas of the continent.The joint ENVI-PETI public hearing, with the association of AGRI, focused on the wolf population within the EU.

The reform of the common agricultural policy
ENVI

AGRI Committee in association with ENVI Committee organised on 4 December 2019 (15.30 to 18.30) a public hearing on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Climate choice concept as a person standing at a cross road between an unhealthy scene with polluted dirty air contrasted with a green healthy horizon of plants and clean air for global ecology
PETI ENVI

On 21 March 2019, the PETI and ENVI Committees will hold a joint Public Hearing on “Climate Change Denial.” The aim of the hearing is to explore the topic of climate change denial under different perspectives and to examine the communication techniques used in politics or by private companies and other actors in society to mislead the public on the negative impact of certain industrial activities or policies on the climate.

Sustainable Development Goals represented by 17 graphics forming a globe from the UN official site
DEVE ENVI

On Thursday morning, 7 February, the Committees on Development and on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety held a joint hearing with high-level guests to discuss strategic action and better monitoring to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Half Earth Image furnished by Nasa protected by a hand preventing CO2 gas emissions, nuclear waste, oil waste, deforestation, global warming represented by hand drawn symbols
ENVI

Parties to the Paris Agreement were invited to communicate, by 2020, their mid-century, long-term low GHG emission development strategies. The Energy Governance Union Regulation also provides that the Commission adopts a proposal for a Union long-term strategy for greenhouse gas emissions reduction in accordance with the Paris Agreement which includes a scenario on achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions within the Union by 2050 and negative emissions thereafter.