Question time: Raising EU ambition on biodiversity ahead of COP 15

At a Glance 29-06-2022

Parliament will use its powers of oversight in the revived 'question time' set for the July plenary session to question the Commission on the EU's level of ambition ahead of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the main international instrument on biodiversity protection. On 22 June 2022, the European Commission tabled two core legislative proposals under the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030: an EU nature restoration law, and new rules for the sustainable use of pesticides. The strategy represents the EU's contribution to the international negotiations on the global post 2020 biodiversity framework, expected to be adopted at COP 15.