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Jordi SOLÉ Jordi SOLÉ
Jordi SOLÉ

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance


Spain - Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (Spain)

Date of birth : , Caldes de Montbui

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Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Human Rights
Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union, including the EU-Morocco, EU-Tunisia and EU-Algeria Joint Parliamentary Committees
Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean


Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China

Most recent activities

Preparation of the European Council meeting of 25 and 26 March 2021 – Digital Green Certificate (debate)

24-03-2021 P9_CRE-PROV(2021)03-24(1-042-0000)
Contributions to plenary debates

A WTO-compatible EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (A9-0019/2021 - Yannick Jadot)

Written explanations of vote

Greens/EFA campaigned in 2019 for a border carbon adjustment to cover our carbon footprint.
As rapporteur for the European Parliament, Yannick Jadot, together with the Greens/EFA shadows Damien Carême, Manuela Ripa and Francisco Guerreiro, worked with all the political groups, following opinions from ITRE, ECON, BUDG and INTA, to define the principles on which the carbon levy should be built.
The ENVI Committee supported the rapid and gradual phasing out of free allowances in parallel of the introduction of a carbon border adjustment. This was supported in ENVI by the major political groups, including EPP.
Unfortunately, some lobbies, together with the right have pushed to weaken the text on the environmental integrity and WTO compatibility of this mechanism, two criteria which are necessary for its existence and proper functioning. This is why the Greens/EFA group abstained on this report. We needed to show, that despite our support to the introduction a carbon levy, it is no longer possible to avoid investing in what will be good for our economy and the climate.
The European Commission will present its legislative proposal in June. The battle has only just begun. The Greens/EFA Group will take part in it, with determination and ambition.