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341 Amendments of Catherine CHABAUD

Amendment 5 #

2020/2058(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Commission communication on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan (COM(2020)0021), which aims to enable a just and well-managed transition towards a resilient and sustainable society; emphasises that it is imperative that the EU reachieve the revised 2030 and 2050 climate and biodiversity goals and reach its commitments under the Paris Agreement its commitments under the Paris Agreement and achieve its Green Deal´s environmental and climate objectives, including biodiversity goals, truly circular economy and climate neutrality by 2050, based on the best available science;
2020/06/09
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 15 #

2020/2058(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Recalls that the management, preservation, adaptation and restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems and biodiversity are essential to tackle climate change and reach climate neutrality, and that important investments are needed in this area. Underlines that a sustainable Blue economy, such as sustainable fisheries, marine renewable energy, clean maritime transport, and sustainable tourism, have an important role to play in the transition towards a more resilient society and territories. Calls, therefore on the EU to take due account to this strategic sector, in its Sustainable Europe Investment Plan;
2020/06/09
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 30 #

2020/2058(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Expects a new,Believes that unprecedented MFF with an increased climate-related spending target of at least 40 % by 2027 at latest, endowed with fresh money, and enhanced and new EU own resources, musto be at the heart of the green transition in order for the EU to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement;
2020/06/09
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 61 #

2020/2058(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Commits to a just recovery from the coronavirus crisis that ensures that taxpayers’ money is invested in the future, not the past, fostering research and innovation; that conditions fiscal expansion to drive the shift to a green economy and make societies and people more resilient; that employs public funds to climate proof sectors and projects, thereby generating green jobs and sustainable growth; that incorporates climate risks and opportunities into the financial system, as well as all aspects of public policymaking and infrastructure; and that guarantees an end to fossil fuel subsidies and applies the polluter pays principle;
2020/06/09
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 66 #

2020/2058(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Science has proven the interlinkage between health, environmental and climate crisis, notably linked to the consequences of climate change and the loss of biodiversity and ecosystems. Health and sanitary crisis such as Covid 19 and require the EU, as a global player, to implement a global strategy, aimed at preventing the development of such episodes increase in climate disturbances such as extreme weather phenomena, by addressing the issues at roots and promoting an integrated approach implementing the sustainable development goals. Calls therefore on the EU, as part of the Green Deal’s financing mechanisms, to enhance investments in risk-management, preservation, mitigation and adaptation policies;
2020/06/09
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 7 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas ecosystem-based adaptation increases the resilience and reduces the vulnerability of people and the environment to climate change;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 10 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A b (new)
Ab. whereas the ability of people to adapt to climate change is inextricably linked to their access to basic human rights and to the health of the ecosystems they depend on for their livelihoods and wellbeing;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 12 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A c (new)
Ac. whereas nearly 160 million children live in high drought-severity zones and more than 500 million live in extremely high flood occurrence zones, according to UNICEF;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 19 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Believes that the EU has a historic responsibility to be the most ambitious signatory of the Paris Agreement and should acknowledge and act on its climate and environmental debtby setting a credible example and increasing its ambition;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 23 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Believes that the EU has a historic responsibility to be the most ambitious signatory of the Paris Agreement, and that the EU must show climate and biodiversity leadership, including through its development policy, and should acknowledge and act on its climate and environmental debt;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 25 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Recalls that developing countries and their populations are particularly touched by the negative impacts of climate change such as, natural disasters and extreme weather disturbances, including cyclones, storms, flooding, droughts, erosion, rising water, heat waves and fires. Calls, therefore on the EU, to enhance preservation, mitigation and adaptation, as part of its external action, and to step up its technical assistance, as well as sharing of best practices with developing countries.
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 43 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Recalls its position that at least 45% of the funding from the proposed 2021-2027 Neighbourhood and Development Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) should support climate and environmental objectives;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 45 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Invites the Commission and the Member States to orient development aid, in the context of the next programming period 2021-2027, towards the effective implementation of partner countries NDCs; points out the need for concrete and effective actions on climate adaptation, with particular regard to its long-term planning;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 46 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3c. Expresses its concern that public finance is not sufficient to meet international climate and development goals; therefore insists on the importance of mobilising private capital, including for climate adaptation;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 47 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 d (new)
3d. Stresses the importance of the Green Climate Fund to catalyse public and private financial flows into low- emission and climate-resilient development to the benefit of developing countries; insists on the importance of simplifying access to funding to third countries under the GCF framework;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 48 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 e (new)
3e. Welcomes the work carried out in the context of the Green Climate Fund Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme in the process of formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans; however, calls on the GCF to simplify the procedures to access funding under the programme so that countries that are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, notably LDCs and SIDS, can swiftly move on with the preparation of their national adaptation plans;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 49 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 f (new)
3f. Underlines, in this regard, the need to improve our understanding of the potential cost of inaction and of the effectiveness and suitability of adaptation measures, in particular in vulnerable geographies; stresses that there is no one globally applicable monitoring and evaluation systems for climate change adaptation, including its effectiveness, therefore calls on the European Commission and its Member States to step up efforts in supporting developing countries in establishing appropriate national monitoring and evaluation systems allowing to measure adaptation progress on a continuous basis;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 53 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls for the post-2025 target for climate finance to ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable countries are met through dedicated sub-goals, including a sub-goal for adaptation finance and a sub- goal for loss and damage financ, in particular by increasing resources dedicated to climate change adaptation, in line with Article 9.4 of the Paris Agreement, and recognising the importance of scaling up the mobilization of resources to support efforts to avert, minimize and address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change in countries particularly vulnerable;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 54 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls for the post-2025 target for climate finance to ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable countries are met through dedicated sub-goals, including a sub-goal for adaptation financeand mitigation finance, a sub-goal for biodiversity finance, and a sub- goal for loss and damage finance;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 61 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Expresses concern on how climate change could reverse human development through reduced agricultural productivity, increased food and water insecurity, increased exposure to extreme natural disasters, collapsed ecosystems and increased health risks;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 64 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Expresses concern at howBelieves that the international climatearbon market mechanisms can haveshould be designed to have limited negative implicationacts; calls on the EU and Member States to advocate a ‘do no harm’ principle for all such mechanisms;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 71 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Highlights the important role played by the private sector and financial organisations to innovate and adapt existing solutions and business models to make them accessible to low-income communities and improve their well-being and prosperity;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 73 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Emphasizes the scientifically proved interlinkage of the health, environmental and climate crises, as the coronavirus has shown; points out that, due to climate change and biodiversity loss, such crises might multiply in the decades to come; underlines the importance to anticipate the crises, in order to better manage populations displacement linked to climate change. Stresses that insufficient adaptation capacities lead to climate-induced displacement; calls for the WIM Taskforce on Displacement to step up its activities;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 74 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Stresses that insufficient adaptation capacities lead to climate-induced displacement; stresses that climate change and environmental degradation increasingly interact with the drivers of refugee movements, since populations are being forcibly displaced from their homes by the effects of climate change and natural disasters; calls for the WIM Taskforce on Displacement to step up its activities;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 80 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Stresses that adaptation strategy should also encourage a change of model in developing countries, based on environmentally friendly and nature- based solutions; it should enhance self- sufficiency to ensure better living conditions, including sustainable and local agriculture, sustainable management of water, renewable energies, etc., in line with the Sustainable Development Goals; specific attention should also be paid to islands, where the population is the most vulnerable to climate change, in order to foster their resilience and the protection of their ecosystems;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 86 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Insists that the legally binding agreement for a post-2020 global biodiversity framework involve and benefit vulnerable populations; calls on the EU, as part of the Biodiversity Strategy external dimension, to pay specific attention to developing countries and their populations, as they are territories with high biodiversity;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 88 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Expresses its deep concern about the impact of reduced biodiversity on resilience levels; underlines that biodiversity loss has great environmental, societal and economic impacts; therefore, calls on the Commission and the Member States to increase action and synergies in the climate and biodiversity agendas, in line with the European Green Deal;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 97 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Calls for greater international support for indigenous land rights, which would contribute to limiting global warming. peoples' collective rights on land, territories and resources, which would contribute to limiting global warming and helping the global fights against climate change and biodiversity loss, since the territories of the world’s 370 million indigenous peoples cover 24% of land worldwide, and contain 80% of the world’s biodiversity; recalls that indigenous peoples are active agents of environmental conservation, by protecting the world's forests;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 105 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. highlights how marginalised and poor communities are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change; recalls that children are the least responsible for climate change, yet they bear the greatest burden of its impact; calls on the Commission and the Member States to join forces in protecting children affected by the consequences of climate change by strengthening their humanitarian action;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 112 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 b (new)
9b. Insists on the importance of better communicating climate and disaster risks, and adaptation options for vulnerable populations; recalls the important role of non-state actors and local authorities in building local resilience;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 6 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas the common fisheries policy (CFP) has for almost 50 years enabled, in all the Member States concerned, the establishment of optimal conditions for the development of fishing and the sustainable management of resources; whereas, therefore, following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), an agreement is necessary to guarantee the economic vitality of the fisheries sector, the preservation of species and the protection and restauration of biodiversity;
2020/04/06
Committee: PECH
Amendment 16 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Reaffirms that no comprehensive trade agreement can be concluded between the EU and the UK if it does not include a complete, balanced and long-term fisheries agreement, allowing the continuation under optimal conditions of access to waters, resources and markets of the parties concerned;
2020/04/06
Committee: PECH
Amendment 18 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Reaffirms that the fisheries agreement must have a direct link with the ongoing negotiations on an economic partnership, in particular on trade, and can therefore not be disconnected; stresses that the issue of free access to waters and ports cannot be separated from the issue of free trade and access of UK fisheries products to the EU market;
2020/04/06
Committee: PECH
Amendment 20 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Recalls that the greatest mutual benefit will be obtained by maintainingupholding continued reciprocal access to water and resources, with the aim to uphold existing fishing activities, as well as by defining common, coherent and stable principles and rules, enabling open access of fishing and aquaculture products to markets without causing economic or social tensions through unbalanced competition; insists on having within the trade agreement a safe guard clause stating that any breaches on the reciprocal access to water and ressources clauses leads to a suspension of preferential tariffs for UK goods in EU market ;
2020/04/06
Committee: PECH
Amendment 30 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Calls for the maintenance of a stable and constant distribution of fishing rights that respect the principle of relative stability; and stresses the importance of long- term management of resources based on compliance with CFP principles such as maximum sustainable yield (MSY) as well as with the objectives of the Multiannual management plans (MAP) concerned namely North Sea and Western waters MAPs and the technical measures which have so far contributed to the improvement of the state of fish stocks for the benefit of the fleets of both EU Member States and the UK;
2020/04/06
Committee: PECH
Amendment 38 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Stresses that the agreement must ensure that technical measures or Marine protected areas are reciprocal, non- discriminatory and proportionate and do not constitute a de facto way of excluding EU vessels from UK waters ; stresses that when Marine protected areas are established, all stakeholders including European fishers shall be involved in the governance and in the monitoring of such areas in compliance with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature recommendations; insists that the agreement cannot lead to a levelling down of EU environmental and social standards;
2020/04/06
Committee: PECH
Amendment 41 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. Insists that UK fisheries and aquaculture products that enter the Internal Market must comply with the same environmental, social, sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards than the EU fisheries and aquaculture products so as to ensure a level playing field between the UK and the EU fisheries and aquaculture products as well as to ensure European consumer protection ;
2020/04/06
Committee: PECH
Amendment 7 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Calls on the Union to adopt a legislative act requiring companies to conduct mandatory due diligence throughout their entire supply chains to ensure that forest risk commodities placed on the Union market are sustainable, deforestation-free and comply with human rights obligations as well as do not pose high risks for the destruction and degradation of forests and biodiversity- rich ecosystems; stresses that such legislation should follow a cross- commodity approach, apply to all economic actors, including financial actors, and be accompanied by a robust reporting, disclosure and enforcement mechanism, including effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties for non- measures to guarantee compliance;
2020/06/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 11 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Stress the importance of promoting a common understanding of sustainable and deforestation-free supply chains. Believes that a single definition of the concept of deforestation-free supply chain is central to addressing the problem of commodities that contribute to deforestation worldwide. Calls the EU and its Member States to promote sustainable and transparent value chains on the basis of a robust methodology which is shared by partner countries;
2020/06/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 19 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Calls on the Commission and its Member States to design partnerships, in close collaboration with producer and consumer countries to tackle deforestation and forest degradation with a comprehensive approach along the forest value chain;
2020/06/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 41 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Calls on the Union to comply with the principle of policy coherence for development and to ensure consistency between its development, trade, agriculture, energy and climate and biodiversity policies;
2020/06/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 46 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Insists that it is of outmost importance that the EU strengthens cooperation on policies and actions to halt deforestation, forest degradation and restore forests in key international fora;
2020/06/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 57 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Commission to include ambitious forest and biodiversity-specific provisions in all Union trade and investment agreements; stresses that these provisions should be binding and enforceable through an effective monitoring and sanctions mechanismmechanism and evaluation systems to ensure accountability and transparency.
2020/06/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 60 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Calls on the Commission to encourage the strengthening of standards and certification schemes that help to identify and promote deforestation-free commodities in third countries; Insist on the importance of strengthening cooperation with producer countries through technical assistance, exchange of information and good practices, as well as to identify joint activities to inform policy developments based on an advanced understanding of the impacts of deforestation and forest degradation, transparent supply chains, and effective monitoring mechanisms.
2020/06/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 65 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6 b. Urges on the Commission to strengthen cooperation with producer and consumer countries as well as business and civil society through developing guidance, including assessment based on certain criteria, to demonstrate the credibility and solidity of different standards and schemes aimed at identifying and promoting deforestation- free commodities.
2020/06/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 69 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 c (new)
6 c. Believes that raising consumers awareness about consumption footprint encourages behavioural change towards sustainable and deforestation-free products.
2020/06/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 70 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 d (new)
6 d. Ensure that deforestation is included in political dialogues at country level, and help partner countries to develop and implement national frameworks on forests and on sustainable supply chains, while supporting the effective implementation of partner countries NDCs to the Paris Agreement.
2020/06/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 71 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 e (new)
6 e. Insist that the proliferation of deforestation-free initiatives by the private sector is creating opportunities for policy synergies and scaling up impacts; highlights, however, that further guidance is needed to inform the design, implementation and monitoring of these supply-chain initiatives to reduce deforestation from private initiatives. Calls on the Commission to cooperate closely with the private sector in the exchange of best practices, as well as for data harmonization.
2020/06/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 56 #

2020/0036(COD)

Draft legislative resolution
Citation 5 a (new)
- having regard to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),including SDG 3 “Global Health and Well-Being”,
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 57 #

2020/0036(COD)

Draft legislative resolution
Citation 5 b (new)
- having regard to the dramatic consequences of air pollution on human health (400 000 premature deaths per year according to the European Environment Agency (EEA));
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 66 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) The Commission has, in its Communication of 11 December 2019 entitled ‘The European Green Deal’19 , set out a new growth strategy that aims to transform the Union into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use. It also aims to protect, conserve, restore and enhance the Union’s natural capital, marine and terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity, vital allies in the mitigation of climate change and protect the health and well- being of citizens from environment-related risks and impacts. At the same time, this transition must be just and inclusive, leaving no one behind. _________________ 19 Commission Communication - The European Green Deal, COM(2019) 640 final of 11 December 2019.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 72 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) The Commission has, in its Communication of 11 December 2019 entitled ‘The European Green Deal’19 , set out a new growth strategy that aims to transform the Union into a healthier, fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use. It also aims to protect, conserve and enhance the Union’s natural capital, and protect the health and well- being of citizens from environment-related risks and impacts. At the same time, this transition must be just and inclusive, leaving no one behind. _________________ 19 Commission Communication - The European Green Deal, COM(2019) 640 final of 11 December 2019.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 85 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2 a (new)
(2a) The IPCC special report entitled «The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate » specifies that the ocean contributes to regulate the climate, as it absorbs more than 25% of the CO2 and 93% of the heat emitted by humans into the atmosphere, and supplies 50% of the planet’s oxygen. Climate mechanisms depend on the health of the ocean and marine ecosystems, which are currently affected by global warming, pollution, the overexploitation of marine biodiversity, rising sea levels, acidification, deoxygenation, marine heatwaves, the unprecedented melting of glaciers and sea ice, coastal erosion and extreme weather disturbances. The ocean is essential to achieve climate neutrality, especially through natural carbon sinks, such as mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass beds and salt marshes. However, to contribute to this objective, it is necessary to protect the health of the ocean and restore marine ecosystems, which are subject to significant and sometimes irreversible changes. Therefore, the IPCC recalls that the ocean is part of the solution to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change and underlines the necessity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution on ecosystems, as well as to enhance natural carbon sinks.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 99 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3 a (new)
(3a) The preamble to the Paris Agreement recognises the ‘importance of ensuring the integrity of all ecosystems, including oceans’, and Article 4(1)(d) of the UNFCCC stresses that the Parties thereto shall promote sustainable management, and the conservation and enhancement of sinks and reservoirs of all greenhouse gases, including biomass, forests and oceans as well as other terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems. If the Paris agreement goals were to fail, the temperature could exceed the tipping point beyond which the ocean will no longer be able to absorb as much carbon and participate in climate mitigation.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 106 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4 a (new)
(4a) The preamble to the Paris Agreement acknowledges the “right to health” as a key right; article 4(1)(f) of the UNFCCC states that all Parties thereto should employ “appropriate methods, for example impacts assessments, formulated and determined nationally with a view to minimising adverse effects on the economy, on public health and on the quality of the environment, of projects or measures undertaken by them to mitigate or adapt climate change”.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 107 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4 b (new)
(4b) According to the WHO, climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health - clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter - and that 250 000 additional deaths, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress, are expected every year between 2030 and 2050, with extremely high air temperatures contributing directly to deaths particularly amongst the elderly and vulnerable individuals. Through flood, heatwaves, drought and fires, climate change has a considerable impact on human health, including undernutrition, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and vector-borne infections.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 114 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5 a (new)
(5a) Science has proved the interlinkage between health, environmental and climate crisis, notably linked to the consequences of climate change and the loss of biodiversity and ecosystems. Health and sanitary crises such as COVID-19 might multiply in the decades to come and require the EU, as a global player, to implement a global strategy aimed at preventing the development of such episodes, by addressing issues at their root, and promoting an integrated approach based on the sustainable development goals.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 119 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5 a (new)
(5a) The European Climate Law should be people centred and should aim to protect the health and well-being of citizens from environment-related risks and impacts.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 128 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) Achieving climate neutrality should require a contribution from all economic sectors including emissions reduction from aviation and maritime transport. In light of the importance of energy production and consumption on greenhouse gas emissions, the transition to a sustainable, affordable and secure energy system relying on a well-functioning internal energy market is essential. The principle of energy sobriety should therefore be promoted. The digital transformation, technological innovation, and research and development, as well as participatory science, are also important drivers for achieving the climate-neutrality objective by fostering the uptake of sustainable solutions.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 166 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) The Union is a global leader in the transition towards climate neutrality, and is determined to help raise global ambition and to strengthen the global response to climate change, using all tools at its disposal, including climate diplomacy. The EU should also reinforce its environmental diplomacy in all international fora, such as the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and international negotiations on the ocean, which play a strong role in reaching international climate goals, in line with the Paris Agreement.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 196 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12
(12) The Union and the Member States should aim to achieve a balance between anthropogenic economy- wide emissions and removals, through natural solutions such as carbon sinks, including ocean and marine ecosystems, forests, soils, agricultural, and wetlands and technological solutions, of greenhouse gases domestically within the Union by 2050. The Union-wide 2050 climate- neutrality objective should be pursued and achieved by all Member States collectively, and the Member States, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission should take the necessary measures to enable its achievement. Measures at Union level will constitute an important part of the measures needed to achieve the objective.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 219 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) The Union should continue its climate action and international climate leadership after 2050, in particular by helping the most vulnerable populations, through its external action and development policy, in order to protect people and the planet against the threat of dangerous climate change, in pursuit of the temperature goals set out in the Paris Agreement and following the scientific recommendations of the IPCC. and the IPBES.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 231 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) Adaptation is a key component of the long-term global response to climate change. Therefore, Member States and the Union should enhance their adaptive capacity, strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change, as provided for in Article 7 of the Paris Agreement, as well as maximise the co- benefits with other environmental policies and legislation. Member States should adopt comprehensive national adaptation strategies and plans. When adopting their adaptation strategies and plans, Member States should pay special attention to the most vulnerable areas such as coastal areas, islands, and outermost regions, which are particularly impacted by climate change, through natural disasters and extreme weather disturbances, including cyclones, storms, droughts, erosion, heat waves and fires, as well as rising sea level, rising sea surface temperature, flooding of coastal areas, and increasing ocean acidity. Adaptation strategies and plans should encourage nature-based solutions and take due account of the territorial specificities and local knowledge, as well as establish concrete measures to protect marine and coastal ecosystems. Adaptation strategies should also encourage a change of model in vulnerable areas, such as islands, based on environmentally friendly and nature-based solutions. They should enhance self-sufficiency to ensure better living conditions, including sustainable and local agriculture, sustainable management of water, renewable energies, etc., in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, in order to foster their resilience and the protection of their ecosystems.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 251 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) In taking the relevant measures at Union and national level to achieve the climate-neutrality objective, Member States and the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission should take into account the contribution of the transition to climate neutrality to the well- being of citizens, the prosperity of society and the competitiveness of the economy; energy and food security and affordability; fairness and solidarity across and within Member States considering their economic capability, national circumstances and the need for convergence over time; the need to make the transition just and socially fair; best available scientific evidence, in particular the findings reported by the IPCC and the IPBES; the need to integrate climate change related risks into investment and planning decisions; cost- effectiveness and technological neutrality in achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions and removals and increasing resilience; the need to manage, preserve and restore marine and terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity ; progression over time in environmental integrity and level of ambition.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 258 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) In taking the relevant measures at Union and national level to achieve the climate-neutrality objective, Member States and the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission should take into account the contribution of the transition to climate neutrality to the quality of life and the well- being of citizens, the prosperity of society and the competitiveness of the economy; energy and food security and affordability; fairness and solidarity across and within Member States considering their economic capability, national circumstances and the need for convergence over time; the need to make the transition just and socially fair; best available scientific evidence, in particular the findings reported by the IPCC; the need to integrate climate change related risks into investment and planning decisions; cost-effectiveness and technological neutrality in achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions and removals and increasing resilience; progression over time in environmental integrity and level of ambition.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 284 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) The Commission, in its Communication ‘The European Green Deal’, announced its intention to assess and make proposals for increasing the Union’s greenhouse gas emission reduction target for 2030 to ensure its consistency with the climate-neutrality objective for 2050. In that Communication, the Commission underlined that all Union policies should contribute to the climate-neutrality objective and that all sectors should play their part. It also emphasises that the Green Deal is an integral part of the strategy to implement the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals, which should be at the heart of the EU’s policymaking and action. By September 2020, the Commission should, based on a comprehensive impact assessment and taking into account its analysis of the integrated national energy and climate plans submitted to the Commission in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council36 , review the Union’s 2030 target for climate and explore options for a new 2030 target of 50 to 55 60% emission reductions compared with 1990 levels. Where it considers necessary to amend the Union’s 2030 target, it should make proposals to the European Parliament and to the Council to amend this Regulation as appropriate. In addition, the Commission should, by 30 June 2021, assess how the Union legislation implementing that target would need to be amended in order to achieve emission reductions of 50 to 55 60% compared to 1990. _________________ 36Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action, amending Regulations (EC) No 663/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Directives 94/22/EC, 98/70/EC, 2009/31/EC, 2009/73/EC, 2010/31/EU, 2012/27/EU and 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 2009/119/EC and (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 328, 21.12.2018, p. 1).
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 327 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19 a (new)
(19a) It is essential to increase the transparency and efficiency of the functioning of the Union’s measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to ensure that these measures are in line with the most up-to-date scientific evidence and the Union’s objectives under the Paris Agreement. To that end, the Commission should present a legislative proposal to the European Parliament and the Council to establish a Union carbon budget, based on cumulative CO2 emission, which sets out the remaining quantity of greenhouse gas emissions in total for the Union economy, that could be emitted without putting at risk the Union’s commitments under the Paris Agreement. The Commission should use the Union carbon budget as a basis when proposing the trajectory for emissions reductions.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 356 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21
(21) In order to provide predictability and confidence for all economic actors, including businesses, workers, investors and consumers, to ensure that the transition towards climate neutrality is irreversible, to ensure gradual reduction over time and to assist in the assessment of the consistency of measures and progress with the climate- neutrality objective, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission toCommission should set out a trajectory for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the Union by 2050. It is of particular importance that the Commission carries out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making37 . In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States’ experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts. _________________ 37 OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 375 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23 a (new)
(23a) The climate footprint of the Union’s consumption is an essential tool to develop to improve the overall consistency of the Union’s climate objectives.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 376 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23 b (new)
(23b) A fully efficient Union’s climate policy should address carbon leakage and develop the appropriate tools, such as a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, to cope with it and protect our standards and the frontrunners of our industries.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 385 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
This Regulation establishes a framework for the irreversible and gradual reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and enhancement of removals by natural marine and terrestrial sinks or other sinks in the Union.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 396 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 2
This Regulation sets out a binding objective of climate neutrality in the Union by 2050 in pursuit of the long-term temperature goal set out in Article 2 of the Paris Agreement of holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, and provides a framework for achieving progress in pursuit of the global adaptation goal established in Article 7 of the Paris Agreement.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 399 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 2
This Regulation sets out a binding objective of climate neutrality in the Union and in each Member States at the latest by 2050 in pursuit of the long-term temperature goals set out in Article 2 of the Paris Agreement, and provides a framework for achieving progress in pursuit of the global adaptation goal established in Article 7 of the Paris Agreement.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 407 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 3
This Regulation applies to anthropogenic emissions and removals by natural marine and terrestrial sinks or other sinks of the greenhouse gases listed in Part 2 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2018/1999.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 419 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – title
2 Climate-neutrality and intermediate objectives
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 431 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1
1. Union-wide emissions and removals of greenhouse gases regulated in Union law shall be balanced in the Union at the latest by 2050, thus reducing emissions to net zero by that date. Each Member State shall reach net zero emissions at the latest by 2050.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 447 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 2
2. The relevant Union institutions and the Member States shall take the necessary measures at Union and national level respectively, to enable the collective achievement of the climate-neutrality objective set out in paragraph 1, taking into account the importance of promoting fairness and solidarity among Member States and the importance to manage, restore and protect marine and terrestrial biodiversity, ecosystems, and carbon sinks.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 454 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 2
2. The relevant Union institutions and the Member States shall take the necessary measures at Union and national level respectively, to enable the collective achievement of the climate-neutrality objective in the Union and in all Member States set out in paragraph 1, taking into account the importance of promoting fairness and solidarity among Member States.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 477 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 3
3. By September 2020, the Commission shall review the Union’s 2030 target for climate referred to in Article 2(11) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 iIn light of the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1), and explore optthe Unions for a new 2030 target of 50 to 55%shall be 60% of domestic emission reductions compared to 1990. Where the Commission considers that it is necessary to amend that target, it shall make proposals to the European Parliament and to the Council as appropriate.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 485 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. By 30 September 2023, the Commission shall, in light of the climate- neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1) set a Union 2040 target of at least 80% emission reductions compared to 1990.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 486 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. The Commission shall design by 30 June 2021 an indicator to monitor the evolution of the reduction of the Union’s climate footprint on the basis of data provided by the European Environment Agency. By 30 June 2023, the Commission shall assess the Union’s climate footprint and bring forward proposals to reduce it such that by 2030 it is consistent with the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 495 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 4
4. By 30 June 2021, the Commission shall assess how all the Union legislation implementingrelevant to the Union’s 2030 target would need to be amended in order to enable the achievement of 50 to 55 % emission reductions compared to 1990the target set out in paragraph 3 of this Article, and to achieve the climate-neutrality-objective set out in paragraph 1 of this Article 2(1), and consider taking the necessary measures, including the adoption of legislative proposals, in accordance with the Treaties amending Directive 2003/87/EC, Regulations (EU) 2018/841 and (EU) 2018/842, Directives 2012/27/EU and (EU) 2018/2001, Regulation (EU) 2019/631 of the European Parliament and of the Council1a and Council Directive 2003/96/EC1b, in accordance with the Treaties. _________________ 1aRegulation (EU) 2019/631 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 setting CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 443/2009 and (EU) No 510/2011 (OJ L 111, 25.4.2019, p. 13). 1bCouncil Directive 2003/96/EC of 27 October 2003 restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (OJ L 283 31.10.2003, p. 51).
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 496 #

2020/0036(COD)

4. By 30 June 2021, the Commission shall assess how the Union legislation implementing the Union’s 2030 target would need to be amended in order to enable the achievement of 50 to 5560 % emission reductions compared to 1990 and to achieve the climate-neutrality-objective set out in Article 2(1), and consider taking the necessary measures, including the adoption of legislative proposals, in accordance with the Treaties. In particular, the Commission shall propose to include specific sectors that are still not contributing to the EU climate objectives, such as maritime transport and tourism.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 545 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9 to supplement this Regulation by setting out aBy 30 September 2023, the Commission shall assess and design on the basis of the criteria set out in paragraph 3 trajectory at Union level to achieve the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1) until 2050 and make a corresponding legislative proposal to that effect. At the latest within six months after each global stocktake referred to in Article 14 of the Paris Agreement, the Commission shall review the trajectory. The Commission shall make, where appropriate, a legislative proposal to adjust the trajectory.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 572 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – introductory part
3. When setting a trajectory in accordance with paragraph 1, the Commission shall considertake into account the following criteria:
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 580 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point -a (new)
(-a) the Union carbon budget provided for in Article 3a;
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 598 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point a b (new)
(ab) the social, economic and environmental costs of inaction and insufficient action;
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 623 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point c
(c) best available technology, while respecting the concept of technological neutrality and the need for research in or investments to mature new, promising technology in all sectors;
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 641 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point d
(d) energy efficiency, energy sobriety, energy affordability and security of supply;
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 661 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point e a (new)
(ea) benefits for the health and the quality of life of European Citizens
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 668 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point f
(f) the need to manage, protect and restore marine and terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity, ensure environmental effectiveness and progression over time;
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 674 #
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 711 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point j
(j) the best available and most recent scientific evidence, including the latest reports of the IPCC and IPBES.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 723 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point j a (new)
(ja) ensuring stable, long lasting and climate effective natural sinks over time.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 733 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point j b (new)
(jb) inter-relationship and trade-offs between Union measures on adaptation and mitigation
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 740 #
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 748 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 a (new)
Article 3a Union carbon budget 1. By 30 June 2021, the Commission shall establish a Union carbon budget based on cumulative CO2 emissions and make legislative proposals to the European Parliament and the Council as appropriate. 2. The Union carbon budget shall set out the remaining quantity of greenhouse gas emissions in total for the Union economy that could be emitted without putting at risk the Union’s commitments under the Paris Agreement. 3. The Commission shall use the Union carbon budget as a basis when setting a trajectory in accordance with Article 3(1) and when making the assessments referred to in Articles 5 and 6.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 753 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 a (new)
Article 3a European Committee on Climate Change 1. By 30 June 2021, the Commission shall set up the European Committee on Climate Change (ECCC), an independent scientific advisory body on climate change, consisting of a network of existing national independent expert advisory bodies and composed of one senior representative by national body. All Members States are encouraged to install such independent expert advisory bodies. In order to avoid duplication of work, the European Environmental Agency (EEA) shall serve as the secretariat of the ECCC. 2. The ECCC can initiate and produce any reports, analysis and recommendations relevant to contribute to achieve the European Union climate’ objectives. The ECCC shall assess any European policies with the Union’s climate objectives.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 760 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. The relevant Union institutions and the Member States shall meet national and Union objectives for climate adaptation, and shall ensure continuous progress in enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change in accordance with Article 7 of the Paris Agreement.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 765 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall develop and implement adaptation strategies and plans that include comprehensive local risk management frameworks, taking into account the specificities of territories, based on robust climate and vulnerability baselines and progress assessments and based on the management, restoration and protection of marine and terrestrial ecosystems to enhance their resilience, as well as, on nature-based solutions. These strategies and plans shall include measures in line with the national and Union objectives on climate adaptation.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 774 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. The Commission shall ask beneficiaries of its financial instruments in high emitting sectors, including projects supported by the European Investment Bank, to carry out a climate adaptation stress test. The list of the concerned beneficiaries and the turnover threshold to be applied shall be set out by delegated acts within six months after the entry into force of this Regulation. Where the beneficiary fails the climate adaptation stress test, they shall not be eligible to the Union’s financial instrument. The Commission shall provide guidance to beneficiaries, based on the EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change and the European Environment Agency’s data on how to align an investment project with climate adaptation requirements. Such guidance shall use appropriately the criteria established by [Regulation on establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment].
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 779 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. As part of its report under Article 14(2) of Directive 2014/89/EU, the Commission shall assess Member States’ maritime spatial plans in light of an ecosystem-based approach and make recommendations as appropriate to address climate adaptation changes in marine and coastal areas.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 789 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – introductory part
By 30 SeptemberJune 20231, and every 5 years thereafter, the Commission shall assess, together with the assessment foreseen under Article 29(5) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999:
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 793 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) the progress made by each Member State and the collective progress made by all Member States towards the achievement of the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1) as expressed by the trajectory to be established as referred to in Article 3(1) and the intermediate objective set out in Article 2(3); where the trajectory is not available, the assessment shall be made on the basis of the criteria set out in Article 3(3) and the 2030 climate target;
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 795 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) the collective progress made by all Member States towards the achievement of the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1) as expressed by the trajectory referred to in Article 3(1); and the intermediate objectives set out in Article 2(3) and Article 2(3a).
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 806 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) the progress made by each Member State and the collective progress made by all Member States on adaptation as referred to in Article 4.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 820 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
On this basis, the Commission shall assess every 3 years whether the Union is on track to meet its 2030 target of 60% emission reduction or whether stronger actions, including EU legislation, are needed.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 822 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. By 30 SeptemberJune 20231, and every 5 years thereafter, the Commission shall review:
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 830 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) the consistency of Union measures with the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1) as expressed by the trajectory referred to in Article 3(1); and the intermediate objectives set out in Article 2(3) and Article 2(3a).
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 850 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 3
3. Where, based on the assessment referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, the Commission finds that Union measures are inconsistent with the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1) and the intermediate objectives set out in Article 2(3) and Article 2(3a) or inadequate to ensure progress on adaptation as referred to in Article 4, or that the progress towards either the climate-neutrality objective or on adaptation as referred to in Article 4 is insufficient, it shall take the necessary measures in accordance with the Treaties, at the same time as the review of the trajectory referred to in Article 3(1).
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 857 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. On this basis, the Commission will assess every 3 years whether the EU is on track to meet its 2030 targets of 60% emission reduction or whether stronger actions, including EU legislation, are needed.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 860 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 4
4. The Commission shall assess anythe alignment of draft measure or legislative proposal, in light ofcluding multiannual financial frameworks of the Union, any guidelines, including guidelines on State aid, with the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1) as expressed by the trajectory referred to in Article 3(1) and the intermediate objective set out in Article 2(3) before adoption, and include this analysis in any impact assessment accompanying these measures or proposals, and make the result of that assessment public at. Where the guideline, draft measure or legislative proposal is not consistent with the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1) and the intermediate objectives set out in Article 2(3) and Article 2(3a), the Commission shall make corrective measures before the time of adoption.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 861 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 4
4. The Commission shall assess anythe alignment of all Union draft measures or legislative proposal in light ofs with the climate- neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1) as expressed by the trajectory referred to in Article 3(1) once the trajectory is established, as well as the Union carbon budget set out in Article 3a, before adoption, and include this analysis in any impact assessment accompanying these measures or proposals, and make the result of that assessment public at the time of adoption. By applying climate proofing, the Commission shall ensure that all measures and legislative proposals are aligned with, or not in conflict with, the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1).
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 874 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Where the Commission gives its approval to a state aid request by a Member State in accordance with Article 108 TFEU, the Commission shall include provisions in its decision where the beneficiaries shall report every year on how they align their activities with the objectives set out in Article 2(1), Article 2(3) and Article 2(3a).
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 875 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. The Commission shall use this assessment to promote the exchange of best practices and to identify actions to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of this Regulation.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 876 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. Where the Commission makes recommendations to the Council regarding the authorisation to open trade negotiations under Article 207 TFEU, the Commission shall include provisions to make the Paris Agreement an essential element of all future trade and investment agreements. The Commission shall demonstrate that a trade or investment agreement does not conflict with the objectives set out in Articles 2(1), 2(3) and 2(3a) before concluding a political agreement with a third country.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 887 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) the consistency of national measures identified, on the basis of the National Energy and Climate Plans or the Biennial, national long-term strategies or Progress Reports submitted in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, as relevant for the achievement of and the CAP Strategic Plans submitted in accordance with Regulation (EU) XXXX/XXXX [2018/0216(COD)] of the European Parliament and of the Council as relevant for the achievement of the 2030 target set out in Article 2(3), Article 2(3a) and the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1) with that objective as expressed by the trajectory referred to in Article 3(1);
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 902 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) the adequacy and effectiveness of relevant national measures to ensure progress on adaptation as referred to in Article 4.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 912 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
On this basis, the Commission shall assess every 3 years whether the Union is on track to meet its 2030 targets of 60% emission reduction or whether stronger actions, including EU legislation, are needed.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 915 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2
2. Where the Commission finds, under due consideration of the progress made by each Member State and the collective progress assessed in accordance with Article 5(1), that a Member State’s measures are inconsistent with thate Union’s climate-neutrality objective as expressed by the trajectory referred to in Article 3(1) once the trajectory is established, or inadequate to ensure progress on adaptation as referred to in Article 4, it mayshall issue recommendations to that Member State. The Commission shall make such recommendations publicly available at the moment it issues the recommendation.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 919 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2
2. Where the Commission finds, under due consideration of the collective progress assessed in accordance with Article 5(1), that a Member State’s measures are inconsistent with that objective as expressed by the trajectory referred to in Article 3(1) or inadequate to ensure progress on adaptation as referred to in Article 4, it mayshall issue recommendations to that Member State. The Commission shall make such recommendations publicly available at the moment it issues the recommendations.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 928 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. The Commission shall use this assessment to promote the exchange of best practices and to identify actions to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of this Regulation.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 944 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 3 – point c a (new)
(ca) if a Member State fails to comply with its obligations under point (a), fails to take due account of the recommendations referred to in point (c) or fails to implement the strategy and measures adopted in response to the recommendation, the Commission shall take the appropriate measures in accordance with the Treaties.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 946 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 3 – point c a (new)
(ca) the Commission shall take the necessary measures, including introducing sanctions or suspensions of financial EU-support for the failure to achieve of the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1), in accordance with the Treaties.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 947 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. By 2021, the Commission shall develop a climate indicator to assess the consistency of the structure of Member States’ economic and budget plan with the objectives set out in Article 2(1), Article 2(3) and Article 2(3a). The Commission shall use the European Semester to provide Member States with annual communication to align the structure of their economic and budget plan with the objectives set out in Article 2(1), Article 2(3) and Article 2(3a). The Commission shall use the criteria established by [Regulation on establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment] to carry out the assessment mentioned in this paragraph. Within its communication, the Commission shall disclose for each Member States which part of economic and budget plan that is taxonomy compliant and in which category.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 957 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) European statistics and data, including data on losseenvironmental losses and premature deaths from adverse climate impacts, where available; and
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 966 #
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 977 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. By June 2021, the Commission shall adopt an updated tracking methodology to monitor and report trends regarding capital flows towards sustainable investment as per the taxonomy regulation (EU) 2020 /… [Taxonomy Regulation] of the European Parliament and of the Council1a. _________________ 1a Regulation (EU) 2020/… of the European Parliament and of the Council of … on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment, and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (OJ L …).
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1016 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 a (new)
Article 8a Access to justice 1. For the purposes of actions for annulment taken under Article 263 of the Treaty, individuals shall be considered to be directly and individually concerned by: (a) the trajectory for achieving carbon neutrality adopted under Article 3 and before the Court of Justice of the EU. (b) any acts adopted by the EU as a result of the Commission’s review under Article 3(1) or in response to proposals made by the Commission under Article 5(4).’ 2. Where a Member State fails to comply with the terms of a recommendation issued by the Commission under Article 6(2), Member States shall ensure that individuals have access to justice at national level to seek the judicial review of that inaction consistent with the access to justice requirements of the Aarhus Convention.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1019 #

2020/0036(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9
1. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(1) is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article. 2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from …[OP: date of entry into force of this Regulation]. 3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force. 4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making. 5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council. 6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and to the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.Article 9 deleted Exercise of the delegation
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Citation 4 a (new)
- Having regard to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Directive 2008/56/EC);
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 2 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Citation 4 b (new)
- Having regard to the Framework Directive for water (Directive 2000/60/EC);
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 4 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Citation 6 a (new)
- having regard to the IPCC special report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate of 25 September 2019,
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 10 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Citation 11 a (new)
- having regard to the Beijing Call for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change of 6 November 2019;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 26 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 1
1. Notes with concern that as indicated in the IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services report, clearly underlines the state of the ecological emergency, since nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely; expresses its deep concern after the publication of the IPCC report on the ocean and cryosphere however the report also stresses the possibility to halt and reverse this trend by implementing a changing climate, on the decline of marine mammals and fisheries as wells as on the dramatic disappearance of coral reefsstrong and ambitious nature and biodiversity protection strategy;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 34 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Expresses its deep concern after the publication of the IPCC report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing climate, which recognise climate change as one of the main direct drivers of biodiversity loss and underlines that its negative effects on nature and biodiversity, eco-systems services, oceans and food security are projected to become increasingly important in the next decades; underlines that the IPCC also stresses that the health of the ocean and marine ecosystems are currently affected by global warming, pollution, overexploitation of marine biodiversity, rising sea levels, acidification, deoxygenation, marine heatwaves, unprecedented glaciers and sea ice melting, and coastal erosion, more frequent natural disasters, which are affecting marine and coastal ecosystems by altering their functioning and accelerating the decline of marine mammals and fisheries as wells as on the dramatic disappearance of coral reefs and mangroves; recalls that the ocean is part of the solution to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change; calls therefore the EU to put the ocean high on the agenda of the biodiversity strategy, and calls on all Parties to recognise the ocean as a common good of humanity, to develop a new approach that places individual and collective responsibilities well above the traditional principles of freedom and ownership of the ocean to ensure its preservation;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 36 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 2
2. Expresses its concern that the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets will not be met with the current trajectory of biodiversity loss, and reiterates its calls on all Parties to step up their efforts; urges the Commission and Member States to adopt a new approach for ecosystems preservation and restoration to commit to immediate, substantial and additional mandatory efforts on biodiversity conservation and restoration so as to meet the EU targets; considers that in this new strategy, special attention should be paid to the restoration of ecosystems, habitats and species, notably through research and innovation to foster the deployment of nature-based economies in all sectors, which is a key tool to reach biodiversity targets;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 44 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 3
3. Recalls that biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, including the oceans, which absorb more than 25% of CO2 emissions and are the main supplier of oxygen, are key for achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement and strengthen EU’s resilience capacities toward climate change; recalls the importance of preserving terrestrial, coastal and marine biodiversity and nature based solutions for climate change mitigation; asks therefore for more coherence between the CBD and UNFCCC; calls on the Commission to better integrate biodiversity into its climate policies and ensure that EU climate funding is also used to protect and restore natural ecosystems as a way of achieving climate mitigation and adaptation;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 53 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Welcomes the Beijing Call for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change of 6 November 2019;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 62 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 5
5. Stresses that the protection of global biodiversity is an essential challenge and thus a strategic EU interest that should receive the highest political attention; calls on the Commission and Member States to actively engage, particularly through their external instruments such as the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), with third countries to promote and strengthen biodiversity conservation and restoration measures and governance, in particular in all multilateral agreements;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 64 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 5
5. Stresses that the protection of global biodiversity is an essential challenge and thus a strategic EU interest that should receive the highest political attention; calls on the Commission and Member States to actively engage, particularly through their external instruments, with third countries to promote and strengthen biodiversity conservation and restoration measures and governance, in particular in all multilateral agreements; as a consequence, calls on the Commission to include binding and enforceable Trade and Sustainable Development Chapters in all future trade agreements;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 73 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 7
7. Recalls that biodiversity and ecosystem preservation is inherently synergistic and fundamental to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; stresses the need and calls on the Commission and Member States to implement effective nature and biodiversity mainstreaming and improved environmental policy coherence in all internal and external policies of the EUwith biodiversity targets across sectors, to change the economic model towards more sustainability taking into account the EU footprint, and improved environmental policy coherence in all internal and external policies of the EU, including in agriculture, fishery, renewable energy, transport, trade and the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021 - 2027; considers that an increased collaboration across all sectors is needed to better integrate biodiversity conservation and restoration; stresses that special attention should be paid to the lifecycle of traded goods from conception to consumption, to protect natural resources and biodiversity, and to take into account the cumulated impacts including transport;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 90 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 13
13. Highlights that an international framework in the form of a binding agreement is needed to protect global biodiversity, to stop its current decline and to restore all aspects of biodiversity; is of the opinion that a clear global conservation objective of at least 30% for natural areas should be enshrined in the post-2020 framework and that the EU should set a similar objective domestically; believes that such a framework should be based on specific, measurable including quantifiable, ambitious, realistic, sectorial and time- bound targets and firm commitments, comprising of Nationally Determined Contributions and other appropriate instruments, financial commitments and improved capacity building assurances, as well as a 5-yearly monitoring and review mechanism, with an emphasis on an upward trajectory of ambition; highlights the need for a harmonised collection and treatment of comparable and consistent data and indicators for a good monitoring process;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 97 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 13 a (new)
13 a. Underlines that international efforts and agreements will be met only if there is a strong involvement of all stakeholders; calls for the creation of a coalition of stakeholders, both from private and public sectors, to deliver the post-2020 global biodiversity framework; points out the usefulness of the “Agenda of Solutions” developed under the Paris Agreement to develop a positive agenda for all stakeholders relevant to the UNFCCC and calls for similar actions to be included in the post-2020 framework;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 102 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 15
15. Welcomes the agreement reached at COP14 by 196 governments to scale up investments in nature and people towards 2020 and beyond; underlines that economic growth can facilitate sustainable development in all sectors only if it is decoupled from the degradation of biodiversity and nature’s capacity to contribute to people;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 104 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 15 a (new)
15 a. Welcomes the commitments of President Ursula von der Leyen to present a Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 as part of the Green Deal; calls for the Commission to present this strategy before COP15 as it will be a key component of the EU’s capacity to raise ambition at the COP15;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 105 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 15 b (new)
15 b. Urges the Commission to design a strategy that will address the main drivers of biodiversity loss, domestically and worldwide, and which will include legally binding targets for biodiversity protection and restoration;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 106 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 15 c (new)
15 c. Calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure the consistency of the “Farm to Fork Initiative” and the “Zero Pollution Ambition” with the Common Agricultural Policy post 2020, particularly to address the reduction of the use of pesticides, with policy options such as the reduction of dependency on pesticides or the definition of an EU-wide reduction target for the use of pesticides;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 107 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 15 d (new)
15 d. Calls on the Commission and the EIB to include biodiversity-proofing components in their financial instruments in order to avoid adverse effects on biodiversity; invites the EIB to update its Environmental and Social Standards accordingly with the provisions of the future Biodiversity Strategy for 2030;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 108 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 15 e (new)
15 e. Calls for an EU-wide legally binding target to restore degraded habitats by 2030, through restoration of natural forests, peatlands, floodplains, wetlands, biodiversity rich grasslands, coastal zones and marine areas; regrets that the 2020 Biodiversity Strategy failed to deliver on the target to restore 15% of degraded ecosystems;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 109 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 15 f (new)
15 f. Urges the Commission and the EIB to include biodiversity-proofing in its external action, particularly in its external financial instrument, in order to ensure that no EU funds or financing scheme contribute to net biodiversity loss;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 111 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 15 i (new)
15 i. Welcomes the Commission's commitment, included in the Commissioner-designate for the Environment and Oceans' mission letter, stating that Europe should lead the way to an ambitious agreement at the 2020 Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and lead global efforts to curtail biodiversity loss; is of the opinion that the EU's global ambition will have to be consistent with its domestic action, in the framework of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 112 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 15 j (new)
15 j. Invites the Commission to include the reduction of the EU's global footprint as an important focus of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 in order to avoid inconsistency between its domestic and international actions;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 114 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 16
16. Highlights the necessity of appropriate financing for biodiversity; underlines that biodiversity proofing in the next Multiannual Financial Framework and mainstreaming biodiversity across policy areas will have a significant and positive effect on reaching the 2050 Vision; calls on the Commission and the Council to phase out harmful subsidiepoints out that traceable resources are necessary to ensure the transparency and the effectiveness of financing for biodiversity; calls on the Commission and the Council to phase out harmful subsidies such as subsidies for fossil fuels, unsustainable fisheries or unsustainable irrigation; insists that, for the sake of consistency, the Commission should maintain LIFE’s financial envelope; stresses that the future Sustainable Finance Plan will have to help financial market participants understand their biodiversity loss-related risks by including biodiversity in financial disclosure requirements;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 125 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 17
17. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to promote the establishment of new international financial mechanisms for biodiversity conservation linked to the CBD; calls on businesses and financial organisations to make and share strong commitments and contributions to biodiversity, including by biodiversity-proofing their activities, and highlights the importance of leveraging private financing initiatives in this regard; regrets the inconsistency of data set on finance flows for biodiversity that come from domestic and international public and private sources, that puts at risk the tracking and reporting systems and negatively affects any potential reform; calls therefore on the Commission, Member States and the EIB to develop tangible standards on data set on finance flows for biodiversity;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 132 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 18
18. Stresses the importance of increasing investments to achieve the Paris Agreement commitments in order to reduce impacts of climate change on biodiversity, and to take advantage of the potential of nature-based solutions for climate mitigation;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 136 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 19
19. Welcomes the decision of the EIB Group to align all its financing activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement and to delivering at least 50% of EIB finance for climate action; calls on the Commission to engage with Member States and the financial sector to align their activities with the Paris Agreement and consider the protection ofto ensure climate and biodiversity in financialproofing of transactions and investments at EU level and beyond;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 139 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 19 a (new)
19 a. Calls on the Commission to analyse and assess whether the establishment of a « price on nature », which takes into account nature’s contribution to economic growth, would enable to limit and rationalise the exploitation and impact on species and ecosystems and therefore contribute to halt biodiversity loss;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 141 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Subheading 5
Forestry and agriculture and soils and fisheries
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 147 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 20
20. Underlines that agricultural and fisheries activities, healthy soils, and the preservation of biodiversity are closely linked; emphasises that sustainable agriculture and forestry contribute greatly to the variety of species, habitats and ecosystems, and reduces the effects of climate change;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 150 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 21
21. Notes however the negative impact of intensive agriculture and intensive fishing on biodiversity; calls on Parties to undertake strong commitments towards sustainable agriculture and, forestry and fishery, including requirements for the sustainable use of plant protection products and, strategies to ensure the protection of soil and habitats, and increased selectivity to reduce the cumulated impacts on marine and coastal ecosystems and to participate to fish stock recovery in sensible and overfishing areas; calls on the Commission, Member States and regional governments to increase support to the agriculture, forestry and forestishery sectors in the transition to sustainable practices;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 159 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 15 h (new)
15 h. Calls on the Commission to press ahead with developing an EU action plan against deforestation and forest degradation which would include concrete regulatory measures to ensure that no supply chains and financial transactions linked to the EU result in deforestation and forest degradation, as well as an EU action plan on palm oil; is of the opinion that EU action against deforestation should tackle its main drivers, such as palm oil, soja, beef and cocoa; asks the Commission to phase out as soon as possible all ILUC - risk biofuels used in Europe; calls on the Commission to adopt a single unified definition of ‘deforestation-free’; underlines the commitments taken by Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Virginius Sinkevicius in their respective hearings to deliver on imported deforestation and deforestation-free supply chains;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 168 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 22
22. Points out that, according to the World Population Prospects of June 2019, the world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, increasing the impacts of land and sea use on biodiversity and carbon sequestration; calls on the Commission to urgently use the mitigation and adaptation potential of restoring forests, wetlands, peatlands, grasslands and coastal ecosystems and integrate nature conservation and halt overfishing in all relevant EU policies and programs;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 176 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 23
23. Notes that pollution, urban expansion, soil sealing and the destruction of habitats are other major causes of biodiversity destruction; recall that the IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services shows that the surface of urban areas has doubled since 1992 and that 2 out of 3 EU citizens live in large urban areas; calls for a better assessment of the role of urban areas and cities in the preservation of biodiversity and a better implication of cities and local authorities in the definition of policies for the protection of biodiversity;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 178 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 23 a (new)
23 a. Notes that urban areas can play a transformative role within the EU in terms of biodiversity; stresses that plastic and water pollution are important drivers of biodiversity loss; believes that a strong circular economy, in the context of the new Circular Economy Action Plan, could be instrumental in the EU’s efforts towards biodiversity;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 179 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 23 a (new)
23 a. Deplores that plastic and diffuse pollution, for example from water treatment plants, pharmacological products and unsustainable agriculture practices such as intensive nutrients use, deeply affects the health of ecosystems in the oceans;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 186 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 24
24. Calls for an in-depth analysis of all EU protected areas on the need for improvements and/or extension of these areas; stresses that in the light of the recent IPCC report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing climate a comprehensive assessment and extension of EU marine protected areas is needed; notes that educational marine protected areas are a relevant and efficient tool to raise public awareness and enhance preservation;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 193 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 25
25. Recalls the importance of innovation, research and development in order to achieve the objectives of the 2050 Vision; underlines the importance of supporting research and participative sciences to reinforce knowledge, in particular regarding oceans, of which only 5% has been explored until today; calls on the Commission and the Council to increase the budget allocation for Horizon Europe to 120 billion, to benefit in particular the cluster on natural resources; calls on the Parties to focus in particular on the links between biodiversity preservation and benefits to human health and economic well-being, and to coordinate data collection measures;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 208 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 30
30. Welcomes the intention to actively pursue a multi-stakeholder approach which is fundamental to value, protect, conserve, sustainably use and restore biodiversity and underlines that improved engagement with and between governance levels and sectors will create opportunities for mainstreaming biodiversity objectives into other policies; believes it to be critical to involve business and financial organisations and, in this regard, welcomes the Commission’s efforts to engage the private sector in the preservation of biodiversity especially under the EU Business and Biodiversity Platform; in this perspective, welcomes the launch of the “One Planet Business for Biodiversity” at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 217 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 31 a (new)
31 a. Welcomes the IUCN meeting in Marseille in 2020; invites the Commission to send strong signals on its commitments towards biodiversity in this forum;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 10 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Citation 9 a (new)
- having regard to Directive 2008/56/ CE on the Marine Strategic Framework,
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 93 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Paragraph 6
6. Highlights that emissions of pharmaceuticals into the environment may not only harm ecosystems and wildlife, but may also undermine the effectiveness of these same pharmaceuticals, as they can cause the emergence of antibiotic resistance;
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 94 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Recalls that pharmaceuticals have diverse impacts on aquatic and marine ecosystems but also wildlife, including behavioural changes, fecundity reduction, size modification or development of sexual and reproductive abnormalities; calls therefore on the Commission to integrate concrete measures taking into account the cumulative effects of pharmaceutical products contamination on aquatic and marine species;
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 96 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Paragraph 7
7. Recalls that studies have shown that pharmaceutical products are especially present in water bodies, and that they are ineffectively filtered by wastewater treatment plants; highlights that contamination of freshwater and rivers basins naturally lead to contamination of the ocean on a global scale;
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 243 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Paragraph 35
35. Emphasises the need to support further research, particularly under the next multi-annual financial framework, on the direct impact on human health of exposure to pharmaceuticals and their residues in the environment and on better understanding how pharmaceuticals enter and persist in the environment, including in aquatic and marine ecosystems;
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 4 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Citation 12 a (new)
- having regard to the 2019 special reports by the IPCC on Climate Change and Land and on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate,
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 25 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas Chile, as the host country of COP25, has already indicated that it will highlight the role of the oceans in combating global warming, and that this decision makes even more sense after the publication of a new alarming report by the IPCC on ocean warming;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 26 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Recital C b (new)
Cb. Whereas the experts of the IPCC “High level panel for a sustainable ocean economy” have presented proposals to make the oceans a source of solutions to climate change such as the restoration of marine forests and coastal ecosystems damaged by human activities;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 46 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Recalls that the Paris Agreement acknowledges the « right to health » as a key human right in its preamble; underlines that Article 4.1 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) states that “all Member States should employ appropriate methods, for example impact assessments, formulated and determined nationally, with a view to minimising adverse effects on the economy, on public health and on the quality of environment, of projects or measures undertaken by them to mitigate or adapt to climate change”; considers that health should be included in national adaptation plans and national communications to the UNFCCC;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 48 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. Stresses that climate change undermines the social and environmental determinants of health, including people’s access to clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Stresses that through flood, heatwaves, drought and fires, climate change is responsible for significant impact on human health including under nutrition, impact on mental health, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and vector born infections;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 61 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Stresses that Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems underlines the dramatic effects of global warming on lands; underlines that these dramatic consequences would likely worsen according to current global trend;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 68 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Regrets that the indicators of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for climate change do not include health; takes note that the situation is, however, being remedied in academic research initiatives, by the WHO and by the Secretariat of the UNFCCC; welcomes the adoption of the UN high-level political declaration of 23 September 2019 on Universal Health Coverage;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 73 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Stresses that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report entitled "The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate”, underlines that climate mechanisms depend on the health of the ocean and marine ecosystems currently affected by global warming, pollution, overexploitation of marine biodiversity, acidification, deoxygenation and coastal erosion; recalls that the ocean is part of the solution to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change; underlines that the COP25 will be the first “Blue COP”; calls therefore on the EU to put the ocean high of the green deal and on the agenda of the ongoing international negotiations on climate;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 94 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 10
10. Calls on the country holding the EU Presidency and the Commission to submit to the UNFCCC as soon as possible the Union’s long-term strategy to reach domestic net-zero emissions in 2050; stresses that in order to reach domestic net- zero GHG emissions in 2050 in the most cost-efficient manner, and in order to avoid relying on carbon removal technologies that would entail significant risks for ecosystems, biodiversity and food security, the 2030 ambition level will need to be raised; underlines that Nature-Based Solutions are a key tool of EU's action to reach its GHG cut objectives; believes it to be of the utmost importance for the Union to send a clear message during the UN Climate Summit in September 2019 that it stands ready to enhance its contribution to the Paris Agreement;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 99 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 10
10. Calls on the country holding the EU Presidency and the Commission to submit to the UNFCCC as soon as possible the Union’s long-term strategy to reach domestic net-zero emissions inby 2050 at the latest; stresses that in order to reach domestic net- zero GHG emissions inby 2050 in the most cost-efficient manner, and in order to avoid relying on carbon removal technologies that would entail significant risks for ecosystems, biodiversity and food security, the 2030 ambition level will need to be raised; believes it to be of the utmost importance for the Union to send a clear message during the UN Climate Summit in September 2019at COP25 that it stands ready to enhance its contribution to the Paris Agreement;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 104 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 11
11. Supports an update of the Union’s NDC with an economy-wide target of 55 % domestic GHG emission reductions by 2030 compared with 1990 levels ; calls, therefore, on EU leaderMember States to support an increase in the level of ambition of the Union’s NDC accordingly; calls also on other global economies to update their NDCs to bring about global effects;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 106 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Expects that the European Green Deal will set out a comprehensive and ambitious strategy for achieving a carbon neutral Europe by 2050 at the latest including the target of 55% emissions reductions by 2030; calls on the Commission to adapt all its relevant policies, in particular climate, agriculture and cohesion, accordingly;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 107 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Expects that the European Green Deal, to be put forward by the Commission in early 2020, will set out a comprehensive and ambitious strategy for achieving a climate neutral Europe by 2050 at the latest including the target of 55% emissions reductions by 2030;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 111 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 12
12. Believes that, as a means to further ensure increased stability for markets, it will also be beneficial for the EU to establish a further interim emission reduction target by 2040 that can provide additional stability and ensure that the long-term 2050 target is met;net- zero GHG emissions target is met by 2050; and recalls that it is necessary to regularly update the targets to ensure they comply with the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 115 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Recalls that the Paris Agreement recognises the “importance of ensuring the integrity of all ecosystems, including oceans” in its preamble; underlines that Article 4.1 (d) of the UNFCCC promotes the “sustainable management, the conservation and enhancement, of sinks and reservoirs of all greenhouse gases, including biomass, forests and oceans as well as other terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems”; calls therefore on the EU and all Parties to include ocean, coastal and marine ecosystems in the NDCs;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 125 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Welcomes the fact that Chile is one of the most successful emerging countries in the transition to clean energy, and, in particular, that it shows the highest increase in solar energy production in the world; is of the opinion that its commitments to address the climate emergency should inspire many countries in South America and around the world;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 134 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 16
16. Considers that COP25 should define a new level of ambition, both in terms of ambition in implementing the Paris Agreement and in relation to the next round of NDCs, which should reflect enhanced commitments to climate action on land and in the oceans and across all sectors;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 144 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 19
19. Reiterates that adaptation action is an inevitable necessity for all countries if they are to minimise negative effects of climate change and make full use of the opportunities for climate-resilient growth and sustainable development; stresses the need to develop systems and tools to keep track of progress and effectiveness of national adaptation plans and actions; regrets that the Member States' draft national energy and climate plans (NECPs) lacked ambition regarding energy efficiency and renewable energy targets; recalls that renewables including renewable marine energy, as an element of a circular economy, are part of the solution to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change; calls on Member States to strengthen their national energy and climate plans to fully implement the Paris agreement;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 163 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 22
22. Stresses that the EU’s budget should be coherent with its international commitments on sustainable development and with its mid- and long-term climate and energy targets and should not be counterproductive to these targets or hampering their implementation; calls therefore on the Commission to ensure climate and biodiversity proofing of EU investments and put forward, where applicable, harmonised and binding rules on clim; underlines thate and biodiversity proofing of EU investll spending under the next Multiannual Financial Framework should be compliant with the objectives of the Paris Agreements;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 172 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 23
23. Stresses the importance of a just transition to a climate neutral economy and the need for an anticipatory approach to ensure a just transition for citizens and to support the most vulnerable regions and communities; stressees the importance of creatingon of a just transition fund, as one tool on the EU-level to guarantee an inclusive transition for the people and the regions most affected by decarbonisation, such as the coal mining regas well as acknowledging actors that are in the forefront of the green transitions; believes that Europe’s climate transition must be ecologically, economically and socially sustainable; calls on the Union and the Member States to put in place appropriate policies and financing in this regard, conditioned to clear, credible and enforceable short and longer term economy-wide decarbonisation commitments from the concerned Member States;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 183 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 23 a (new)
23a. Underlines the role of sustainable finance and considers that a rapid adoption and development of green finance by the key international financial institutions is essential for a successful decarbonisation of the global economy; underlines the need to implement the EU’s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance, and supports the setting up of an international platform on sustainable finance;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 186 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 23 b (new)
23b. Supports the work of the coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action and encourages all governments to adopt the coalition’s commitments to align all policies and practices in the remit of finance ministries with the goals of the Paris Agreement and to adopt effective carbon pricing, as laid down in the ‘Helsinki principles’;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 219 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 28
28. Regrets that the transport sector is the only sector in which emissions have grown since 1990; stresses that this is not compatible with long-term sustainable development, which instead requires reductions in emissions from all sectors of society at a great and faster rate; recalls that the transport sector will need to be fully decarbonised at least by 2050; notes that the Commission’s analysis shows that the current global targets and measures envisaged by the International Maritime Organisation and the International Civil Aviation Organisation respectively, even if fully implemented, fall short of the necessary emissions reductions, and that significant further action consistent with the economy-wide objective of net-zero emissions is needed; considers that in order to ensure the consistency of NDCs with the economy-wide commitments required by the Paris Agreement, Parties should be encouraged to include emissions from international shipping and aviation and to agree and implement measures at international, regional and national level to address emissions from these sectors;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 229 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 31
31. Recalls that shipping CO2 emissions are projected to increase by 50% to 250% in the period to 2050; welcomes the agreement on the initial IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships as a first step for the sector to contribute to the realisation of the temperature goal in the Paris Agreement; regrets that the IMO has not, so far, made progress on the adoption of short and medium-term measures to reach the objectives of the strategy; stresses the importance and urgency of implementing short and medium-term measures before 2023; underlines that further measures and action are needed to address maritime emissions and calls, therefore, on the EU and the Member States to closely monitor the impact and implementation of the IMO agreement and urges the Commission to consider additional EU action, as part of its 2050 decarbonisation strategy, to reduce maritime emissions in line with the temperature target of the Paris Agreement and to; welcomes the EU regulation to take appropriate account of the global data collection system for ship fuel oil consumption date (MRV) and the IMO global data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships; recalls that the MRV is a first step which should ultimately enable the EU to adopt mandatory targets to reduce emissions; urges the Commission to consider additional EU action such as the inclusion of maritime sector into the EU ETS and the introduction of a ship efficiency standard and a ship label as part of its 2050 decarbonisation strategy, to reduce maritime emissions in line with the temperature target of the Paris Agreement; highlights the solutions to reduce emissions which can be easily implemented already exist, such as the reduction of the speed by two knots, which can cut CO2 emissions by 20% or the deployment of emission control area which are provided under the international MARPOL Convention considers that the decarbonisation strategy and the green deal should drive investments into zero- emission ships and the necessary enabling infrastructuregreen ships fostering ecocomponents, better waste and water management; and drive the necessary enabling infrastructures such as the electrification of ports;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 269 #

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Paragraph 35
35. Stresses the need to mainstream climate ambition into all EU policies, including trade policy; calls on the Commission to ensure that all new trade and investment agreements signed by the EU are fully compatible with the Paris Agreement and asks the Commission to carry out and publish a comprehensive assessment of the consistency of the existing and forthcoming agreements with the Paris Agreement; calls on the Commission to pay special attention to the life cycle of traded goods from conception to consumption, to protect natural resources and to take into account the cumulated impacts including transport;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 4 #

2019/2197(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Emphasises that trade is not an end in itself, but a tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote the Union's values; recalls the EU’s commitment regarding the principle of policy coherence for development and the ‘do-no-harm’ principle;
2020/05/29
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 25 #

2019/2197(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Highlights that trade agreements canshould not have a negative impact on food security in developing countries; calls, in that connection, for the EU to supporthelp developing countries’ demands to protect their local food production and to safeguard their population from the potentially destructive effects of cheap imports, notably through support small family farms; calls on the Commission to carry out an in-depthe revisionew of their common external tariffs within the remit of revised economic partnership current EPAs to determine whether changes agreements (EPAs) needed;
2020/05/29
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 29 #

2019/2197(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Draws attention to the importance of involving the national parliaments, civil society and the private sector of all the parties in trade negotiations, in order to ensure that such negotiations are transparent and to respond to concerns;
2020/05/29
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 57 #

2019/2197(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Stresses that the implementation of the Paris Agreement should be supported by EU trade policy; points out that compliance with the Paris Agreement must be a mandatory provision of EU trade agreements; calls for the inclusion of specific provisions and targets to achieve these commitments in FTAs, notably on the implementation of the national determined contributions, on loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, and on technology transfer.
2020/05/29
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 63 #

2019/2197(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Welcomes the forthcoming entry into force of the regulation on conflict minerals, and calls for its implementation to be monitored closely, including through the implementation of flanking measures; stresses that this regulation marks a significant milestone in guaranteeing transparency and accountability in supply chains;
2020/05/29
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 68 #

2019/2197(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Welcomes the implementation of the Cariforum EPA; notes that further awareness-raising efforts are needed if the greater opportunities available under that agreement are to be exploited; calls on the Commission to examine the scope for improvements with a view to strengthening ties with the countries in the region while addressing the new challenges of the 21st century, in particular climate change, and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2020/05/29
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 8 #

2019/2156(INI)

1. Calls on the EU to increase its investments in programmes for climate resilient agriculture, sustainable intensification and diversification, agroecology and agroforestry, and nature- based solutions with the aim of stopping the expansion of land use at the expense of forests while feeding and providing economic opportunities , protecting ecosystems and improving livelihoods and food security for a growing population;
2020/05/15
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 9 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 11
— having regard to the draft feasibility study on options to step up EU action against deforestation, commissioned by the Commission’s Directorate General for Environment (2017),
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 10 #

2019/2156(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Recalls that sustainable forest management, biodiversity conservation and agro-ecology have direct and indirect benefits in food security, livelihoods and nutrition in developing countries, contributing to end hunger and improving the nutrition of local communities; recalls that progress towards sustainable agriculture, food security and sustainable forest management, should be made simultaneously as core elements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, whose SDGs are interconnected and indivisible;
2020/05/15
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 12 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 11 a (new)
- having regard to the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for 2020 - 2024, the EU External Policy on Indigenous Peoples (2016), and the European Council Conclusions on Indigenous Peoples (2017),
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 13 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 11 b (new)
- having regard to the UN resolution of 20 March 2019 on recognizing the contribution of environmental human rights defenders to the enjoyment of human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development,
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 14 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 12 c (new)
- having regard to the 2019 report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation 2019 entitled "The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture", and its report on State of the World's Forests 2016,
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 17 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 12 a (new)
- having regard to the IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services report of 31 May 2019,
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 18 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 12 b (new)
- having regard to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special reports on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems and its Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 22 #

2019/2156(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Underlines that EU cooperation measures need to tackle deforestation, corruption, weak governance and institutions, lack of trained personnel, impunity and insecure land tenure as major causes of illegal logging, fraud, tax evasion and violations of human rights;
2020/05/15
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 30 #

2019/2156(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Recalls that indigenous people, local communities, smallholder farmers and women possess and heavily rely on indispensable knowledge regarding forests and that together with environmental human rights defenders, they are increasingly under threat and intimidation, facing human rights violations in their efforts to protect their forests, land and environment; calls on the EU to ensure their participation in the design and implementation of EU development programmes which have an impact on them and in the enforcement of forest protection measures; calls on the EU, furthermore, to increase the transparency of Voluntary Partnership Agreements;
2020/05/15
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 39 #

2019/2156(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls for the forestry sector to feature strongly in the upcoming Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) and for the full potential of the External Investment Plan and regional blending facilities to be exploited in leveraging private funding, with the aim of achieving the SDG’s;
2020/05/15
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 41 #

2019/2156(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Forests are an important part of terrestrial and marine biodiversity, and contribute to mitigation and adaptation to the negative impacts of climate change, such as, extreme weather disturbances, including flooding, droughts, storms, erosion, heat waves and fires. Calls, therefore on the EU to enhance biodiversity protection with regards to forestry in development policy and cooperation with third countries;
2020/05/15
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 44 #

2019/2156(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Calls on the EU to pay specific attention, in its cooperation with development countries, to forests in coastal areas, such as mangroves ; which are particularly impacted by climate change and human activity and represent a great opportunity for preservation, adaptation and mitigation policies;
2020/05/15
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 52 #

2019/2156(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls on the European Commission to expand the use of the Copernicus REDD+ satellite system to support global forest risk monitoring and deforestation in collaboration with developing countries, to strengthen prevention and preparedness efforts for wildfires by collaborating with developing countries on early warning tools, disaster resilience and risk mitigation measures; in this context, calls on the Commission to assess, together with the private sector and other development actors, new disaster risk finance and insurance solutions against catastrophic events affecting forests;
2020/05/15
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 53 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas there is a need for far- reaching, ambitious, and concerted action, underpinned by political and societal will, to protect and restore the world's forest;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 58 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas stepping up action to protect existing forests and actively and sustainably create new forest coverage has to play a crucial role in the EU’s sustainability policies; whereas the EU should continue to mainstream biodiversity objectives into forestry and other policies as stated under the European Green Deal;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 66 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas between 1990 and 2016, an area of 1.3 million square kilometres of the world's forests was lost having a destructive effect on biodiversity, climate, people, and the economy; whereas forests support the livelihoods of around 25 % of the global population, while they also embody irreplaceable cultural, societal, and spiritual values;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 67 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B b (new)
Bb. whereas the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are integrated and indivisible; whereas progress towards sustainable agriculture, food security and sustainable forest management, core elements of the SDGs, should be made simultaneously;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 68 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B c (new)
Bc. whereas forests contribute to climate change mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures through nature-based solutions; whereas scaling up investments in nature-based solutions is one of the most cost-effective remedies to tackle emissions, protect vital ecosystems, while improving livelihoods, resilience and food security;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 69 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B d (new)
Bd. whereas there are successful examples of increased agricultural productivity and food security while halting or even reversing deforestation; whereas according to FAO, integrated land-use planning is key to balancing land uses, underpinned by the right policy instruments to promote both sustainable forests and agriculture;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 70 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B e (new)
Be. whereas according to the FAO, agriculture remains one of the most significant drivers of global deforestation, and there is an urgent need to work closely with the EU’s partner countries and different stakeholders to find innovative and positive interactions between food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 70 #

2019/2156(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Calls on the EU to make sure that policies in all areas are coherent with its commitments to protect and restore forests; recalls that biodiversity objectives should be mainstreamed into forestry and other policies ; recalls that the sustainability chapters of trade agreements need to contain binding forest- specific and responsible business conduct provisions, as well as mechanisms to oversee the effective implementation of these provisions.
2020/05/15
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 75 #

2019/2156(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Emphasizes that the link between health, environmental and climate crisis has been scientifically proven. Points out that, due to climate change and biodiversity loss such as deforestation, such crisis might multiply in the decades to come ; therefore calls on the EU, as part of the Green Deal’s external dimension, to step up its technical assistance as well as the sharing of information and best practices with third countries regarding sustainable forest management.
2020/05/15
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 76 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas the EU is also indirectly involved in the deforestation and degradation of world forests, including through the consumption of products related to deforestation; whereas the EU's consumption represents 10% of the global share of deforestation;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 82 #

2019/2156(INI)

Ca. whereas indigenous peoples, local communities and environmental defenders are increasingly under threat and intimidation, whilst facing human rights violations in their efforts to protect their forests, land, and environment; whereas land tenure rights engages indigenous peoples and local communities to commit themselves to participatory forest conservation;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 94 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas action at all levels, as well as substantial public and private investment, will be needed to protect the world's forests more effectively;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 108 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas increased protection of forests provides opportunities for economic and social development, particularly at the level of local communities;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 121 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas the amount of EU funding provided to support forests and sustainable forest management in partner countries is insufficient given the scale of the problem; whereas the protection and sustainable management of natural ecosystems, as well as their co-benefits and human rights aspects, need to be better integrated into EU funding mechanisms;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 148 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Agrees with the priorities for stepping up EU action presented in COM(2019)352; notes, however, that the EU should be more ambitious; furthermore acknowledges that sustainable land-use globally is one of the most successful ways to halt deforestation and forest degradation;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 162 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Stresses that the EU has the powers, responsibility and funds available to protect European forests as part of the world’s forests; calls, therefore, on the Commission and the Member States to ensure that measures aimed at protecting and restoring the world’s forests are consistently applied to European forests in line with the European Green Deal;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 171 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Welcomes the decision made by the United Nations General Assembly to proclaim 2021-2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration; underlines that the UN Decade positions the restoration of ecosystems as a major nature-based solution towards meeting a wide range of SGDs;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 180 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses the crucial role, rights, and need for support of indigenous peoples and, local communities and forest owners, including women, in the protection of the world’s forests and; furthermore recognises the threats and human rights violations they are facing; therefore calls on the Commission to take this role into account in the adoption,ir proposals, and also in the implementation and enforcement of forest protection measures, both at EU level and in key international forumin dialogue with third countries;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 188 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Stresses that 80% of terrestrial biodiversity can be found in forests and that mangroves forests are an important part of marine biodiversity; insists that protecting forests, is therefore a priority to halt biodiversity loss and a matter of strategic international and European interest; calls on the Commission and the Member States to further establish, support, and consolidate networks of protected areas including forests, such as NaturAfrica 2030; recognises that this will strengthen the EU's position at the next Convention on Biological Diversity;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 192 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. calls on the Commission and the Member States to make efficient use of blended finance mechanisms to attract private sector finance into forest restoration;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 193 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Stresses the role of civil society in environmental protection and sustainable consumption and calls on the Commission and the Member States to ensure transparency and public participation in forest-related measures in order to promote forest protection; calls on the Commission to encourage communication and awareness raising campaigns to the general public about the multiple benefits and services from nature-based solutions, sustainably managed forests, forestry and forest-based products;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 211 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Takes the view that a single definition of the concept of non- deforestation supply chain is central to addressing the problem of commodities contributing to deforestation, and calls on the Commission to propose such a definition; highlights in this context the strong connection between forest-based value chains and the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 234 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Recalls that forests are indispensable to our planet and biodiversity; welcomes the intention of the Commission to tackle global deforestation and asks it to step up its actions; calls on the Commission to present, without delay, a proposal for a European legal framework based on due diligence to ensure sustainable and deforestation-free supply chains for products placed on the EU market, with a particular focus on tackling the main drivers of imported deforestation, and which would encourage imports that do not create deforestation abroad;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 238 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Highlights the role of forests in increasing resilience towards adverse impacts from climate change; points out the need for concrete and effective actions in climate adaptation strategies and plans, incorporating the synergies between mitigation and adaptation;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 241 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Underlines that due to climate change and loss of biodiversity, natural disturbances such as droughts, floods, storms, pest infestations, erosion and fires will occur more frequently and intensely, causing increasing damage to the world's forests, according to the IPCC;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 242 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Underlines that specific attention should be paid to forests in coastal areas, which are particularly impacted by climate change and represent a great opportunity for preservation, adaptation and mitigation policies;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 250 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls on the private sector to be moreactively involved in the fight against deforestation; calls, at the same time, on the Commission to step up cooperation with the private sector and to develop appropriate instruments to incentivise volunteers based on the principle of shared responsibility;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 254 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Invites the Commission, together with Member States, to redirect existing support under the upcoming Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) to establish an EU technical and financial mechanism which would catalyse funding to support partners' efforts to sustainably use, protect and restore forests;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 258 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 b (new)
8b. Calls on the Commission to assess, together with the private sector and other development actors, new disaster risk finance and insurance solutions against catastrophic events affecting a large number of hectares of forest;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 260 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 c (new)
8c. Stresses that the climate emergency and the consequences of mass biodiversity loss constitute a grave threat to human rights; calls on the Union and the European External Action Service to thoroughly assess how its external action can best contribute to a holistic and human rights-based approach aimed at stopping biodiversity loss, forest deforestation and degradation and; calls on the EU to further promote biodiversity as a human right in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 263 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 d (new)
8d. Insists that the European Green Deal's external dimension should be further strengthened through alliances and partnerships aimed at addressing global challenges like climate change and biodiversity while enabling socio- economic development of partner countries;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 268 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 f (new)
8f. Calls on the EU to consider providing support to third countries through forest partnerships to improve sustainable deforestation-free agriculture production and, when deemed necessary, implement actions that will help partner countries comply with any measures the EU may set up to reduce imported deforestation;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 330 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Welcomes the Commission's plan to strengthen cooperation on policies and measures to protect the world’s forests in key international forums, and calls on the Commission to endeavour to cooperate with these forums with a view, inter alia, to harmonising the terminology and, concepts and statistics in use (e.g. sustainable forest management or deforestation-free supply chains) and to ensuring the coherence of the policies and measures adopted;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 350 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Calls on the Commission to ensure that all newly adoptedinclude in all future trade agreements, both comprehensive and relevant sub- agreements, contabinding provisions relating to forests and safeguards to prevent them from being implemented in a manner that could lead tohat ensure their implementation and the fight against deforestation and forest degradation;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 390 #

2019/2156(INI)

20. Considers it necessary to redirect financial flows, both private and public, in the relevant industrial sectors towards activities that do not cause deforestation; stresses the importance of promoting a sustainable bioeconomy;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 398 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Calls on the Commission and Member States to integrate forest and human rights-related elements systematically into development policies and all investment and support programmes aimed at producer countries, and to consider making investments and support conditional on compliance with these elements;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 403 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 a (new)
21a. Recalls that the risk of wildfires is expected to increase due to climate change; therefore underlines the need to considerably strengthen prevention and preparedness efforts by collaborating internationally on early warning tools, disaster resilience and risk mitigation measures;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 405 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 b (new)
21b. Welcomes the monitoring work of the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS); calls on the Commission to use its expertise and expand the use of the Copernicus REDD+ satellite system to support global forest risk monitoring and deforestation in collaboration with third countries;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 410 #

2019/2156(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 a (new)
22a. Calls on the Commission to strengthen cooperation with third countries through technical assistance, exchange of information and good practices in preservation, conservation and sustainable use of forests, giving special recognition to sustainability initiatives carried out by the private sector;
2020/05/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 4 #

2019/2028(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Considers that important efforts have been made to increase sound scientific knowledge of marine biological resources. Although knowledge has improved, we are still far from optimum in order to provide for an appropriate assessment; considers that Union funds must therefore be increased for both international and Member States’ scientific research organisations in order to further improve the evaluation of stocks, and to increase marine knowledge, including by studying the impact of climate change and pollution on stocks; more broadly, considers that fishermen must be encouraged to contribute to marine knowledge and funding for on-board measuring instruments should be provided for that purpose.
2019/08/28
Committee: PECH
Amendment 16 #

2019/2028(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Recalls that the EU is party to international agreements such as the Paris Agreement and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals – including Goal 14 on the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development – and that it must keep to its commitments when developing its policies, including the common fisheries policy;
2019/08/28
Committee: PECH
Amendment 22 #

2019/2028(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Recalls that aquaculture is becoming an important element in the objective to cope with increasing consumption of fisheries products in the Union and a sustainable approach to it must be taken.
2019/08/28
Committee: PECH
Amendment 48 #

2019/2028(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Highlights that the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) plays a fundamental role in coordinating and implementing the CFP, as does the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in its pollution-prevention and maritime-safety work; points out that this should be reflected in itstheir budgets.
2019/08/28
Committee: PECH
Amendment 1 #

2019/0226M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Calls on the Commission to provide more information on the development of industrial fishing in the region and the economic impact of that practice for local fisheries.
2020/02/27
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 7 #

2019/0226M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 – indent 3
– fostering local economic development and strengthening coastal communities dependent on marine resources by increasing the resilience of local actors to the consequences of climate change and coastal erosion;
2020/02/27
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 11 #

2019/0226M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 – indent 4 a (new)
– promoting measures to protect and restore marine and coastal ecosystems, including mangrove forests, which provide a nursery and development habitat for marine life and offer sustainable and natural carbon storage and, against a backdrop of climate change, ecological resilience.
2020/02/27
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 13 #

2019/0226M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Supporting, with a view to preserving the richness of marine ecosystems, operations collecting waste and fishing gear and tackling pollution sources used by local actors
2020/02/27
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 1 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Points out that European fisheries policy must be consistent with the development objectives set out in Article 208 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, in particular the objectives referred to in SDG 14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development;
2019/11/18
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 2 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 – point 1 (new)
1. Calls on the Commission and Guinea-Bissau to provide more detailed information on the development of industrial fishing activities in the region;
2019/11/18
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 12 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G a (new)
Ga. Whereas 2021 will see the start of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) and whereas third countries must be encouraged to play a key role in the acquisition of knowledge;
2019/11/21
Committee: PECH
Amendment 21 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Recalls that marine resources are of a cross-border nature, and therefore calls for the cumulative impact of the various fisheries agreements concluded with countries in the region to be taken into account, in order to strengthen regional and global strategies for fisheries governance with third countries;
2019/11/18
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 22 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Notes the importance of the EU- Guinea Bissau SFPA, both for Guinea Bissau and for EU fleets operating in Guinea-Bissau waters; emphasises that there is scope for more effective progress in terms of fisheries cooperation between the EU and Guinea-Bissau and considers that it should therefore go beyond previous protocols on the implementation of this agreement;, and should be consistent with the objectives referred to in SDG 14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
2019/11/21
Committee: PECH
Amendment 36 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – introductory part
5. Considers that the EU-Guinea Bissau SFPA will not achieve its objectives if it does not increase added value in Guinea-Bissau as a result of thehelp put in place a management system for the sustainable, long-term exploitation of its fishery resources; indicates as priority areas for EU support, mobilising the necessary technical and financial assistance:
2019/11/21
Committee: PECH
Amendment 37 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – point a
a. strengthening of institutional capacity, notably regional and global fisheries governance strategies, to take account of the cumulative impacts of different fisheries agreements of countries in the region;
2019/11/21
Committee: PECH
Amendment 38 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Supporting the strengthening of marine protected areas in order to move towards integrated management of fisheries resources
2019/11/21
Committee: PECH
Amendment 41 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – point b a (new)
b a. promoting alternative practices in certain processing operations such as the smoking of fish, which poses a risk to the human health of local stakeholders and undermines certain ecosystems such as mangroves;
2019/11/21
Committee: PECH
Amendment 42 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – point d
d. training of fishing professionals to improve the resilience of coastal fishing communities to climate change, in particular by promoting more selective and lower impact fishing methods;
2019/11/21
Committee: PECH
Amendment 45 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – point e
e. recognising and enhancing the role of women and the young in fishing, together with improving the organisation of this role;
2019/11/21
Committee: PECH
Amendment 46 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – point e a (new)
d a. contributing to the good ecological condition of the marine environment, in particular by supporting the collection of waste and fishing gear by local actors;
2019/11/21
Committee: PECH
Amendment 55 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Recalls the unique nature of Guinea-Bissau’s marine and coastal ecosystems, such as the mangrove forests, which act as nursery habitats for fishery resources, and which require reinforced action to protect and restore biodiversity;
2019/11/21
Committee: PECH
Amendment 70 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Calls on the Commission and on the authorities of Guinea-Bissau to provide more detailed information on the development of activities associated with forage fishing in the region;
2019/11/21
Committee: PECH
Amendment 1 #

2019/0078M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Notes that, in a context of overfishing, while the European Union is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 14 (on conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development), the new reference tonnage represents an increase of 60% in comparison with the current protocol; calls, therefore, for very careful monitoring of stocks, with particular attention to pelagic sharks, whose vulnerability is stressed by scientists;
2019/11/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 3 #

2019/0078M(NLE)

2. Calls on the Commission and Cape Verde to provide more detailed information on the cumulative effects that the various fisheries agreements in force in the exclusive economic zone concerned have on the resource; as well as the development of activities linked to industrial fishing in the region;
2019/11/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 6 #

2019/0078M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 – indent 1
- promoting a sustainable blue economy by supporting small-scale local fisheries, the modernisation of port infrastructure and the position of women and young people, who play an important part in marketing and processing;
2019/11/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 11 #

2019/0078M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 – indent 2
- improving scientific knowledge and cooperation in this ocean region by enabling local scientists to travel on board vessels operating in this area, in view of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030);
2019/11/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 23 #

2019/0078M(NLE)

5a. Recalls that marine resources cross borders, and therefore calls, with a view to bolstering regional and global strategies for fisheries governance with third countries, for the cumulative impact of the fisheries agreements concluded with countries in the region to be taken into account;
2019/11/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 35 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) Maritime transport has an impact on the global climate, as a result of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from shipping. In 2015, it emitted 13% of the total Union greenhouse gas emissions from transport15 . International maritime shipping remains the only means of transportation not included in the Union's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissionsclimate change, on marine biodiversity, on air quality and public health, as a result of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, as well as methane (CH4), sulphur oxide (SOx), nitrogen oxide (NOx), particulate matter (PM) and the black carbon emissions it generates. In 2015, it emitted 13% of the total Union greenhouse gas emissions from transport15. International maritime shipping emissions are expected to increase between 50% and 250% by 2050. At the Union level, maritime emissions are expected to increase by 86% above 1990 levels by 2050 unless further action is taken. International maritime shipping remains the only means of transportation not included in the Union's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) adopted on 13 April 2018 its Initial Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships. Measures to implement this strategy are urgently needed to ensure immediate actions are taken to reduce international and European shipping emissions and contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreement15a and the development of a decarbonised economy. __________________ 15https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and- maps/indicators/transport-emissions-of- greenhouse-gases/transport-emissions-of- greenhouse-gases-10. 15aParis Agreement (OJ L 282, 19.10.2016, p. 4).
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 37 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 a (new)
(1a) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report of 2018 entitled ‘Global warming of 1.5°C’ emphasis the need to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and gives related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in line with the Paris Agreement. The IPCC special report of 2019 entitled "The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate", specifies that climate mechanisms depend on the health of the ocean and marine ecosystems currently affected by global warming, pollution, overexploitation of marine biodiversity, acidification, deoxygenation and coastal erosion. The IPCC recalls that the ocean is part of the solution to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change and underlines the necessity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution on ecosystems, as well as to enhance natural carbon sinks.
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 44 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) The European Parliament's RCommission’s communication of the 11 December 2019, on the European Green Deal, underlines the ambition to increase the EU’s greenhouse gas emission reductions target for 2030. The resolutions of Februarythe European Parliament of 14 March 20149 on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policiesclimate change and of the 28 November 2019 on the climate and environmental emergency called for immediate, easily implemented and ambitious action, in order to reach climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest, and called on the Commission and the Member States to set aincrease the binding Union 2030 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 4055% compared to 1990 levels. The European Parliament also noted that all sectors of the economy, including maritime transport, would need to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions if the Union is to deliver its fair share of global efforts.
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 49 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3 a (new)
(3a) In its resolution on the European Green Deal of 15 January 2020, the European Parliament recognised the role of the ocean in tackling climate change. It called for concrete actions bringing together an integrated strategic vision towards maritime policy issues such as transport, innovation and knowledge, emissions, biodiversity, the blue economy, waste and governance. The Commission should therefore work on an “Ocean Act” as part of the Green Deal, to positively address this challenge.
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 57 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 a (new)
(6a) Reducing emissions from shipping and their impact on global warming and air pollution should not be implemented in a way that harms marine biodiversity, and should be accompanied by measures targeted towards the restauration of marine and coastal ecosystems impacted by the shipping industry, such as the substances discharged into the seas (ballast water, hydrocarbons, heavy metals and chemicals), lost containers at sea and cetacean collisions.
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 59 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 b (new)
(6b) The data collected by the EU MRV Regulation should be used to foster the transition towards zero-emissions ships through the establishment of an energy efficiency certificate for ships, with a rating scale, to enable a transparent comparison of ships, especially for sale or rent, and to encourage Member States to promote best practices and support the most efficient ships.
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 60 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 c (new)
(6c) A European shipping label for products should be developed by the Commission in cooperation with shipowners, other stakeholders and independent experts, in order to inform consumers about the environmental impacts of maritime transport related to products that they purchase. Such label would support the environmental and energy transition of the shipping sector by providing a reliable and transparent way of informing customers about voluntary initiatives. It would encourage consumers to purchase products transported by shipowners that have reduced their environmental impacts, for example regarding greenhouse gases and pollutant emissions, noise pollution, waste and water management.
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 61 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 d (new)
(6d) According to the third greenhouse gas emissions study of the IMO for 2007 - 2012, maritime transport emitted 20.9 million tons of NOx and 11.3 million tons of SOx on average per year1a. Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) which entered into force on 19 May 2005 sets rules for the prevention of air pollution from ships for SOx and NOx emissions and particulate matter. Directive (EU) 2016/802 of the European Parliament and of the Council1bemphasises that reducing sulphur emissions is an essential tool to limit air and water pollution from shipping and contributes to tackling global climate change. The Directive provides that ships operating in the English Channel, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea must not use fuel with a sulphur content exceeding 0.1%. These seas are classified as Sulfur Emission Control Areas (SECA) zones in accordance with the MARPOL Convention. On the 1st January 2021, these areas will also become NOx Emission Control Areas (NECAs). The Commission should work on the extension of SECA and NECA zones in all European seas including in the Mediterranean sea, which suffers from chronic sources of pollution with adverse effects on human health and marine biodiversity. __________________ 1a http://www.imo.org/fr/OurWork/Environ ment/PollutionPrevention/AirPollution/P ages/Greenhouse-Gas-Studies-2014.aspx 1bDirective (EU) 2016/802 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels (OJ L 132, 21.5.2016, p. 58).
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 62 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 e (new)
(6e) Council Directive 92/106/EEC1a contributes to the reduction of transport emissions by promoting a shift from road freight transport to lower-emission transport modes, including zero-emission rivers corridors. A revision of this Directive is necessary, in order to step up the efforts to promote multimodal transport and increase efficiency and low emission alternatives. Zero-emission waterway transport is key to developing a sustainable modal shift from road to waterways, and it is therefore necessary to support investments in refuelling and recharging infrastructures in inland ports. __________________ 1aCouncil Directive 92/106/EEC of 7 December 1992 on the establishment of common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods between Member States (OJ L 368, 17.12.1992, p. 38).
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 63 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 f (new)
(6f) Union ports constitute strategic hubs in the energy transition due to their geographical position and economic activities. They represent main entry points of energy commodities, (from importation, storage or distribution), increasingly engage into the development of renewable energy production sites and develop new energy management and circular economy strategies. In line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, the Union must therefore accompany the decarbonisation of the maritime sector with a strategic approach of Union ports to support their role as facilitator of the energy transition. Member States should be encouraged to stimulate the development of zero- emission ports and invest in refuelling and recharging infrastructures. It would ensure immediate health benefits to all citizens living in port and coastal areas, as well as limit negative impacts on marine and coastal biodiversity in these areas, which also represent vast land territories, some of which are part of the Natura 2000 network.
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 65 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) Article 22 of the EU MRV Regulation states that the Commission will, in the event of an international agreement on a global monitoring, reporting and verification system, or on global measures to reduce GHG emissions from maritime transport, review the EU MRV Regulation and, if appropriate, propose amendments in order to ensure alignment with that international agreement.
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 69 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12
(12) Global IMO DCS provisions on data to be monitored and reported annually should be taken into account so as to ensure that streamlined data is collected for ships' activities falling under both systems. In order to do so, the parameters "deadweight tonnage" should be reported but "cargo carried" should remain on a voluntary basisand "cargo carried" should be reported. "Time at sea" should be replaced by the global IMO DCS definition of “hours underway". Finally, calculation of “distance travelled” should be based on global IMO DCS25 to reduce administrative burden. __________________ 25 IMO Resolution MEPC 282 (70).
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 75 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13 a (new)
(13a) Removing market barriers in the maritime sector, including the use of a transparent and robust monitoring, reporting and verification system, is expected to contribute to the uptake of energy efficiency technologies, and thereby reduce maritime emissions by about 2% by 2030. For the maritime sector to contribute fully to the transformation of the entire transport sector into a sector with zero emissions, further action is necessary. The scope of the EU MRV Regulation should, therefore, be extended to include binding requirements for ships to reduce their annual CO2 emissions per transport work.
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 77 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13 b (new)
(13b) The successful transition towards zero-emission and green ships requires an integrated approach to promote innovative measures for greener ships (e.g. hull design, new engines and sustainable alternative fuels, and wind propulsion); and operational measures, which can be implemented in the short term to reduce fuel consumption and thus emissions, such as the reduction of the speed or better route planning. Speed reduction (slow steaming), has been tested on a large scale between 2006 and 2012 due to the sharp increase in fuel prices: a 10% reduction in speed led to a reduction in consumption of around 19%1a and a corresponding reduction in emissions. Market based measures such as the ETS will encourage the reduction of emissions and investments in research and innovation; to improve the energy efficiency of ships, and the deployment of sustainable alternative fuels and propulsion technologies, including the necessary refuelling and recharging infrastructures in ports and inland ports. __________________ 1a« The impact of international shipping on European air quality and climate forcing », European Environment Agency, Technical report N0 4/2013
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 78 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13 c (new)
C(13c) The impact assessment conducted by the Commission in 2013 accompanying the proposal for the EU MRV Regulation showed the effectiveness of an EU Emission Trading System for maritime emissions and identified an ETS system or a target based compensation fund as the options that could ensure the necessary emissions reductions in the sector. In order to include international shipping in the Union's emissions reduction effort, Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council1a should be extended to cover maritime emissions. At the same time a "Blue Fund" should be created to reduce emissions from maritime transport and to protect, restore and better manage marine and coastal ecosystems impacted by global warming, such as marine protected areas; and promote crosscutting sustainable blue economy such as renewable marine energy. The Commission should adopt delegated acts, inter alia, for setting the total quantity of allowances for maritime transport in line with other sectors, and the method of allocation of allowances for maritime transport through auctioning. When preparing these delegated acts, the Commission should update the 2013 impact assessment in particular to reflect the Union’s overall greenhouse gas reduction target, and economic impacts including in terms of possible risks of unintended modal shifts and carbon leakage, and publish the results of this assessment. It is important that the Union and its Member States support measures at the international level to reduce the climate impacts of maritime transport. The Commission should keep under review any progress towards the adoption of a market-based measure by the IMO, and should in the event of adoption of a global market-based measure, consider how to ensure alignment between Union measures and global measures. __________________ 1aDirective 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC (OJ L275, 25.10.2003, p. 32).
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 79 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13 d (new)
(13d) Article 10(3) of Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council1a provides that 50% of revenues generated from the auctioning of allowances for ETS emissions, which is allocated to the Member States, should be used to tackle climate change, inter alia, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to adapt to the impacts of climate change, to fund research and development for mitigation and adaptation. In parallel with the inclusion of the maritime sector in the ETS, a significant part of ETS revenues allocated to the Member States should be used to establish a “Blue Fund” to reduce emissions from maritime transport and to protect, restore and better manage marine and coastal ecosystems impacted by global warming, such as marine protected areas; and promote crosscutting sustainable blue economy such as renewable marine energy. All Member States should participate to the allocation of the Fund operated at Union level established by this Regulation. Each national contributions should then be proportionate according to the importance of their exclusive economic zone and maritime economy. The Fund should support the improvement of energy efficiency of ships and investment in innovative technologies and infrastructures to decarbonise maritime transport, including in short sea shipping and ports, and the deployment of sustainable alternative fuels and zero- emission propulsion technologies including wind technologies. __________________ 1aDirective 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC (OJ L275, 25.10.2003, p. 32).
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 83 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) The objective of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 is to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions from ships calling at EEA ports as the first step of a staged approachin order to reduce annually operational carbon intensity per transport work and to price those emissions so as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector. This cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States but can rather, by reason of its scale and effects, be better achieved at Union level. The global IMO DCS should be taken into account and this Regulation ensures the continued comparability and reliability of collected data based on a single set of requirements. The Union may adopt measures, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity as set out in Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union. In accordance with the principle of proportionality as set out in that Article, this Regulation does not go beyond what is necessary in order to achieve that objective.
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 100 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph -1 (new)
Regulation (EU) 2015/757
Article 1
(-1) Article 1 is replaced by the following: "Article 1 Subject matter This Regulation lays down rules for the accurate monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and of other relevant information from ships arriving at, within or departing from ports under the jurisdiction of a Member State, i. In order to promote the reduction of CO2 emissions from maritime transport in a cost effective manner. contribute to achieving the Union's commitment to reducing its domestic and economy-wide GHG emissions under the Paris Agreement, this Regulation also imposes obligations on ships to reduce their annual CO2 emissions per transport work by at least 40% by 2030 compared to the average performance per category of ships of the same size and type in the first reporting period as referred to in Article 8. " Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32015R0757)
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 106 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph -1 a (new)
Regulation (EU) 2015/757
Article 2 – paragraph 1
(-1a) In Article 2, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following : "1. This Regulation applies to ships above 5 0400 gross tonnage in respect of CO2 emissions released during their voyages from their last port of call to a port of call under the jurisdiction of a Member State and from a port of call under the jurisdiction of a Member State to their next port of call, as well as within ports of call under the jurisdiction of a Member State. " Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32015R0757)
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 110 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph -1 b (new)
Regulation (EU) 2015/757
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b
(-1b) Article 3, paragraph 1, point b is replaced by the following: "(b) ‘port of call’ means the port where a ship stops to load or unload a substantial part of its cargo or to embark or disembark passengers; consequently, stops for the sole purposes of refuelling, obtaining supplies, relieving the crew, going into dry-dock or making repairs to the ship and/or its equipment, stops in port because the ship is in need of assistance or in distress, ship-to- ship transfers carried out outside ports, and stops for the sole purpose of taking shelter from adverse weather or rendered necessary by search and rescue activities are excluded; (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32015R0757)" Or. en
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 125 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 3 – point a
Regulation (EU) 2015/757
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – point f
(f) cargo carried, on a voluntary basis;deleted
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 136 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 5 a (new)
Regulation (EU) 2015/757
Chapter II a (new) – Article 12 a (new)
(5a) The following Chapter II a is inserted: CHAPTER IIa EMISSIONS REDUCTION Article 12a Emissions reduction requirements 1. All ships of 400 gross tonnage and above shall reduce their annual CO2 emissions per transport work according to an annual carbon intensity reduction factor, to contribute to a reduction of at least 40% by 2030, of the global fleet, compared to the average performance per category of ships of the same size and type in the first reporting period as referred to in Article 8. 2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 23to amend this Regulation by further specifying the rules for the compliance and verification of compliance with the requirements set out in paragraph 1 of this Article, including to specify for each ship category its annual specific reduction target ensuring the achievement of the total fleet-wide target referred to in paragraph 1. The Commission is also empowered to specify a later starting date for ships with a tonnage below 5000, in accordance to their upcoming monitoring plans. 3. In the event of non-compliance with the reduction targets, Article 20 on sanctions shall apply.
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 139 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 5 b (new)
Regulation (EU) 2015/757
Article 20 – paragraph 1
(5b) In Article 20, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following: "1. Member States shall set up a system of penalties for failure to comply with the monitoring and reporting obligations set out in Articles 8 to 12 and with the emission reduction requirements set out in Article 12a, and shall take all the measures necessary to ensure that those penalties are imposed. The penalties provided for shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive. Member States shall notify those provisions set out in this paragraph and paragraph 3 and 3a of this article, to the Commission by 1 July 20217, and shall notify to the Commission without delay any subsequent amendments. (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32015R0757)" Or. en
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 141 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 5 c (new)
Regulation (EU) 2015/757
Article 20 – paragraph 3 a (new)
(5c) In Article 20, the following paragraph 3a is added: "3a. In the case of ships that have failed to comply with the emission reduction requirements set out in Article 12a, the company shall be held liable for the payment of an excess emissions penalty. Penalties shall apply to the excess emission of each tonne of carbon dioxide. Annual penalties for recurring failure to comply shall increase in a linear function. Payment of the excess emissions penalty shall not release the ship from its obligation under Article 12a. "
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 142 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 5 d (new)
Regulation (EU) 2015/757
Article 20 – paragraph 3 b (new)
(5d) In Article 20, the following paragraph 3b is added: "3b. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 23 to supplement this Regulation by further specifying the rules to identify the total amount of excess emissions of CO2 for companies that fail to comply with the requirements set out in Article 12a. The portion of the required reduction in CO2 emissions per transport work that a ship fails to achieve during each compliance period shall be carried over and added to the following year's requirement for the same ship. "
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 157 #

2019/0017(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 a (new)
Directive 2003/87/EC
Chapter II a (new)
Article 1a Amendments to Directive 2003/87/EC Directive 2003/87/EC is amended as follows: (1) the following chapter is inserted: CHAPTER IIa MARITIME TRANSPORT Article 3ga Scope The provisions of this Chapter shall apply from 1 January 2023 to the allocation and issue of allowances in respect of greenhouse gas emissions from ships covered by Regulation (EU) 2015/757 of the European Parliament and of the Council*. Article 3gb Total quantity and method of allocation of allowances for maritime transport 1. By June 2021, the Commission shall adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 23 to supplement this Directive by setting the total quantity of allowances for maritime transport in line with other sectors and the method of allocation of allowances for maritime transport through auctioning, as well as laying down the special provisions with regard to the administering Member State. The delegated act shall be based on the best available data and on an assessment of the impacts of different options, including impacts on emissions as well as economic impacts. 2. Articles 12 and 16 shall apply to allowances for maritime transport in the same manner as to allowances related to other activities. 3. Member States shall use the revenues generated from the auctioning of allowances that are allocated to them, to tackle climate change in accordance with Article 10(3) of this Directive. They shall allocate a significant part of these revenues to the Blue Fund established according to Article 3gc. Each Member State shall participate to the Fund. National contributions should then be proportionate according to the importance of their exclusive economic zone and maritime economy. Member States shall report annually to the Commission about actions taken pursuant to the first subparagraph of this paragraph. Article 3gc Blue Fund 1. A Blue Fund (the Fund) operated at Union level shall be established to improve the energy efficiency of ships and support investment in innovative technologies and infrastructures to decarbonise maritime transport, including in short sea shipping and ports, and the deployment of sustainable alternative fuels and zero-emission propulsion technologies including wind technologies. The Fund shall also contribute to the protection, restoration and better management of marine ecosystems impacted by global warming, such as marine protected areas; and promote crosscutting sustainable blue economy such as renewable marine energy. 2. By way of derogation from Article 12 of this Directive, maritime transport companies may pay an annual membership contribution to the Fund in accordance with their total emissions reported for the preceding calendar year under Regulation (EU) 2015/757. The Fund shall surrender allowances collectively on behalf of maritime transport companies that are members of the Fund. The contribution per tonne of emissions shall be set by the Fund by 28 February each year, but shall be at least equal to the market price for allowances in the preceding year. 3. The Fund shall acquire allowances equal to the collective total quantity of contributions referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article during the preceding calendar year and surrender them to the registry established under Article 19 of this Directive by 30 April each year for subsequent cancellation. Information on contributions shall be made available to the public. 4. All investment supported by the Fund shall be made public and be consistent with the aims of this Directive. 5. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 23 to supplement this Directive concerning rules on the operation of the Fund, including Member States' contributions, the selection procedure and criteria for investments Article 3gd International cooperation In the event that an international agreement on global marked-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from maritime transport is reached, the Commission shall review this Directive and shall, if appropriate, propose amendments in order to ensure alignment with that international agreement. __________________ * Regulation (EU) 2015/757 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2015 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport, and amending Directive 2009/16/EC (OJ L 123 19.5.2015, p. 55).
2020/03/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 151 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30 a (new)
(30a) Lost fishing gear poses a danger to marine ecosystems and to maritime safety. Member States are required to collect and record information on lost gear; in order to facilitate the exchange of information on gear lost at sea and improve coordination at European level, a European register of gear lost at sea should be established and made accessible to the Member States and the relevant European Union agencies.
2020/05/20
Committee: PECH
Amendment 153 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 31 a (new)
(31a) Regional control plans should be drawn up to guarantee proportionate and effective control which takes account of the specific characteristics of the various sea basins and ensure that the control measures actually contribute to achieving the maximum sustainable yield. Changes to the control measures in the regional control plans should not in any event lead to a weakening of the current control measures and should be consistent with the sustainability objectives of the common fisheries policy.
2020/05/20
Committee: PECH
Amendment 168 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 48 a (new)
(48a) A European register of infringements should be set up in order to record individual Member States’ data concerning the infringements identified, with the aim of improving transparency and monitoring the points system more effectively.
2020/05/20
Committee: PECH
Amendment 169 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 52
(52) National entities in charge of fisheries control activities as well as any relevant judicial bodies should have access to the national and European register of infringements. A fully transparent exchange of information contained in national registers between Member States will also improve effectiveness and ensure a level playing field for control activities.
2020/05/20
Committee: PECH
Amendment 174 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 55 a (new)
(55a) The data collected by the European Fisheries Control Agency should be accessible to the European Environment Agency and the European Maritime Safety Agency, in order to increase the common use of knowledge on the marine environment. Closer cooperation between the agencies would enhance our understanding of issues relating to maritime policy in general and, at the same time, improve the way the European maritime space is managed. The Commission should be given the task of drawing up a partnership protocol between the agencies as the framework for their cooperation.
2020/05/20
Committee: PECH
Amendment 183 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 75 a (new)
(75a) With a view to guaranteeing consistency between the European Union’s trade and fisheries policies, trade agreements concluded by the European Union with third countries should incorporate a safeguard clause providing for the temporary suspension of tariff preferences for fishery and aquaculture products for such time as the third country is pre-identified or identified as a non-cooperating country in the fight against IUU fishing.
2020/05/20
Committee: PECH
Amendment 521 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 23
3a. The Commission shall review the effectiveness of the electronic monitoring systems in checking compliance with the landing obligation and their contribution to achieving the sustainable maximum yield for the relevant stocks and submit a report to the Council and the European Parliament on ... [5 years after the date of entry into force of this Regulation].
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 522 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 23
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 25a – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. In addition to electronic monitoring systems used to check compliance with the landing obligation, Member States may also support the use of systems which make for closer monitoring of the selectivity of fishing operations directly on gear.
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 593 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 39 a (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 44 – paragraph 1
1. All catches of demersal stocks subject to a multiannual plan(39a) Article 44(1) is replaced by the following: "1. In keeping with a risk- management approach, catches of demersal stocks subject to a specific control and inspection programme adopted pursuant to Article 95 retained on board a Community fishing vessel of 12 metres’ length overall or more shall be placed in boxes, compartments or containers separately for each of such stocks in such a way that they are identifiable from other boxes, compartments or containers. " Or. fr (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02009R1224- 20190814&qid=1582016726712&from=EN)
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 594 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 39 b (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 44 – paragraph 2
(39b) Article 44(2) is replaced by the following: "2. Masters of Community fishing vessels shall keep the catches of demersal stocks subject to a multiannual planreferred to in paragraph 1 according to a stowage plan that describes the location of the different species in the holds. (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02009R1224-" Or. fr 20190814&qid=1582016726712&from=EN)
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 595 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 39 c (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 44 – paragraph 3
(39c) Article 44(3) is replaced by the following: "3. It shall be prohibited to retain on board a Community fishing vessel in any box, compartment or container any quantity of catches of demersal stocks subject to a multiannual planreferred to in paragraph 1 mixed with any other fisheries product. (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02009R1224-" Or. fr 20190814&qid=1582016726712&from=EN)
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 599 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 42 – point b
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 48 – paragraph 5
5. Member States shall collect and record information concerning lost gears and provide this information to the Commission upon requestand the European Fisheries Control Agency. The European Fisheries Control Agency shall forward this information to the European Maritime Safety Agency and the European Environment Agency, in the context of their enhanced cooperation.
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 602 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 42 – point b a (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 48 – paragraph 5 a (new)
(ba) In Article 48, the following paragraph is added: 5a. The European register established by this Regulation shall list items of gear lost at sea and guarantee the recording of information and its communication between the Member States and the relevant European Union agencies.
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 603 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 42 – point b b (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 48 – paragraph 5 b (new)
(bb) In Article 48, the following paragraph is added: 5b. Data shall be transmitted electronically and without delay. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts to further specify the rules governing data transmission.
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 674 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 44 a (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Chapter V a (new)
(44a) After Article 55, the following Chapter Va is inserted: Chapter Va Control rules adapted to regional basins Article 55a Regional control plans 1. Control measures may be modified or added to take account of the specific characteristics of regional basins as defined in the multiannual management plans. 2. For this purpose, regional control plans shall be adopted in accordance with the Treaty. The measures to be included in multiannual plans, and the timetable for implementing them, shall be proportionate to the objectives and targets pursued and to the time-frame envisaged. 3. Regional control plans shall be subject to revision following an initial ex post assessment to determine the proportionality and effectiveness of the control measures introduced in the light of the specific characteristics of the regional basins and fisheries concerned.
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 699 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 46
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 56 a – paragraph 6
6. This Article shall only apply to fishery and aquaculture products falling under Chapter 3 and under headings 1604 and 1605 of Chapter 16 of the Combined Nomenclature established by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87*.
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 724 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 46
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 58 – paragraph 9
9. This Article shall only apply to fishery and aquaculture products falling under Chapter 3 and under headings 1604 and 1605 of Chapter 16 of the Combined Nomenclature established by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87*.
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 809 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 59 – point a
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 73 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) bare certified and trained for, in compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy and the technical measures for the conservation of fishery resources and the protection of marine ecosystems, to carry out their tasks by the Member States;
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 914 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 69
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 90 – paragraph 2 – point j a (new)
(ja) failure to comply with technical and other measures to reduce incidental catches of juveniles and protected species
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 988 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 69
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 93 – title
National and European register of infringements
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 992 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 69
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 93 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. A European register of infringements shall be established to record data from the Member States concerning the infringements identified.
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 994 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 69
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 93 – paragraph 2
2. When following up an infringement of rules of the common fisheries policy, a Member State may request other Member States to provide information contained in their national registerverify the information contained in the European register of infringements on the fishing vessels and persons suspected of having committed the infringement in question or caught in the act of committing the infringement in question.
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 995 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 69
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 93 – paragraph 3
3. Where a Member State requests information from another Member State in relation to an infringement, that other Member State shall provide without delay the relevant information on the fishing vessels and physical or legal persons involved in the infringement.deleted
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 996 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 69
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 93 – paragraph 4
4. The data contained in the national and European registers of infringements shall be stored only for as long as necessary for the purpose of this Regulation, but always for a minimum of five calendar years, starting from the year following that in which the information is recorded.
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 997 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 69
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Article 93 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts to further specify the rules for the implementation of the European register of infringements.
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 1077 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – point 3
Regulation (EC) No 768/2005
Article 16 – paragraph 1 a (new)
The European Fisheries Control Agency shall work together with the European Environment Agency and the European Maritime Safety Agency in sharing relevant data and information to support the creation and common use of knowledge on the marine environment. The Commission shall draw up a partnership protocol between the agencies as the framework for their enhanced cooperation. (Regulation (EC) No 768/2005 has been codified and repealed by Regulation (EU) 2019/473.)
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 1090 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 10 a (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008
Article 38 – paragraph 10 a (new)
(10a) in Article 38, the following paragraph 10 is added: ‘10a. Trade agreements concluded by the European Union shall incorporate a safeguard clause providing for the temporary suspension of tariff preferences for fishery and aquaculture products for such time as the third country is pre-identified or identified as a non-cooperating country in the fight against IUU fishing.’
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH
Amendment 1108 #

2018/0193(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
ANNEX I
Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009
Annex III – table – row 5 a (new)
No Serious infringement points 5a failure to comply with technical and other measures to reduce 4 incidental catches of juveniles and protected species
2020/05/15
Committee: PECH