Motion for a resolution - B8-0550/2018Motion for a resolution

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on an ‘arctic fox’ label


pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

Dominique Martin


Motion for a European Parliament resolution on an ‘arctic fox’ label

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas there are 17 million jobseekers in the EU as of August 2018[1], whose return to work depends on Europe continuing to have a manufacturing base;

B.  whereas in 2017 the European Union imported EUR 2 000 billion worth of products and services[2];

C.  whereas the pollution from a single ocean-going cargo ship is equivalent to that from about 50 million cars[3];

D.  whereas both the ringed seal – a common sighting in the Baie de Somme – and the arctic fox are threatened by global warming[4];

E.  whereas energy classifications[5] and other incentivising policies that allow European consumers to make informed choices on the basis of simple labelling (a colour scale on the label, from dark green to red, or the letters A to G) have been successful;

1.  Calls on the Commission to establish a simple labelling system (green, orange or red) to denote the distance between the place of production and the place of consumption (EU, >1000 km; >5000 km);

2.  Calls on the Commission to offer businesses the chance to join this scheme voluntarily on 1 July 2019 and then make joining compulsory 18 months later.

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