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Activities of Antoni COMÍN I OLIVERES related to 2020/0036(COD)

Plenary speeches (1)

European Climate Law (debate)
2020/10/06
Dossiers: 2020/0036(COD)

Amendments (19)

Amendment 239 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14 a (new)
(14 a) In order to achieve a successful adaptation to climate change, the Union should set up, among other measures, own resources coming from the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), as well as a tax on maritime and aviation fuels. Without an adequate availability of economic resources for the application of National Energy and Climate Plans, derived from this Regulation in all levels of the public administration, national plans will be good but their objectives will be impossible to achieve.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 241 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14 b (new)
(14b) The Union should set up a carbon border tax in order to make the objectives set up in this regulation compatible with the competitivity of European companies, especially SMEs. The carbon border tax is the most efficient tool in order to ensure that the compliance of this Regulation’s objectives keeps intact the competitivity of European companies as regards to companies from third countries.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 308 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 a (new)
(18a) Member States are structured in different administrative levels, some of them as federated or autonomous regional entities (NUTS 2), which have relevant competences as regards to climate mitigation and adaptation, and as regards to the reduction of greenhouse emissions. Some may even have established greenhouse reduction targets in their climate mitigation and adaptation plans. Mitigation may be enhanced by total or partial regional decentralisation of management on sources such as waste, agriculture and livestock, mobility, energy efficiency or forest management. The implementation of greenhouse emissions’ reduction measures should be made by decentralised administrative levels that are closer to the citizen. Mitigation measures should be based on the combination of top-down and bottom-up measures in order to achieve effective results. In terms of adaptation, the local component in the implementation of the measures is a more critical element than when it regards to mitigation. There may not be adaptation measures of general application since in each case the circumstances of each territory should be incorporated. If mechanisms for monitoring, follow-up and coordination of how the measures are being implemented internally in Member States are not established, the results cannot be successful in mitigation as well as in adaptation measures.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 317 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 b (new)
(18b) The level of ambition of this Regulation is very high. Nevertheless, it is difficult to believe that this very demanding objective could be achievable if climate neutrality is assessed only in the Union as a whole, and it should also be assessed in every and each one of the Member States.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 328 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19 a (new)
(19a) According to the latest IPCC recommendations, the two systems that generate the highest greenhouse emissions are fossil-based energetic systems and food systems, based on high levels of ruminant meat and milk intake. Therefore, together with the objective of achieving an industrial and transport model free from carbon emissions, it is also essential to advance towards a food system with lower meat intake. The Union should set up the necessary measures to avoid the collision between sectoral policy objectives and climate objectives.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 466 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 3
3. By September 20201, the Commission shall review the Union’s 2030 target for climate referred to in Article 2(11) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 in light of the climate-neutrality objective set out in Article 2(1), and explore options for a new 2030 target of 50 to 55% 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 appropriateorder for the reduction of emissions to be 65% compared to 1990.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 493 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 4
4. By 30 June 2021, the Commission shall assess how themend Union legislation implementing the Union’s 2030 target would need to be amended in order to enable the achievement of 650 to 55 % emission reductions compared to 1990 and to achieve the climate-neutrality-objective set out in Article 2(1), and considershall takinge the necessary measures, including the adoption of legislative proposals, in accordance with the Treaties.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 653 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point d a (new)
(da) food systems with high ruminant meat intake;
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 719 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – point j a (new)
(ja) good practices, legislation or policies made by Member States, regions or local entities prior or during the entry into force of this Regulation;
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 782 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 a (new)
Article 4a Fiscal measures to achieve adaptation to climate change In order to achieve the adaptation measures set up in Article 4, the Commission shall by March 2021 adopt proposals for regulations to establish the following fiscal measures for the Union carbon budget set up in Article 3a: a) a border carbon tax in order to make the objectives of this Regulation compatible with the competitivity of the Member States as regards to companies from third countries; b) own resources coming from the ETS; c) a tax on maritime and aviation fuels. (The article 3a mentioned in this amendment refers to AM 38 of Mme Guteland, rapporteur for this proposal of a regulation.)
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 796 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) the collective progress made by all Member States, as well as every Member State considered individually, 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);
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 805 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) the collective progress made by all Member States, as well as every Member State considered individually, on adaptation as referred to in Article 4.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 895 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) the consistency of national and regional measures identified, on the basis of the National Energy and Climate Plans or the Biennial Progress Reports submitted in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, as relevant for the achievement of 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 903 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) the adequacy of relevant national and regional measures to ensure progress on adaptation as referred to in Article 4.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 916 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2
2. Where the Commission finds, under 2. due consideration of the collective progress assessed in accordance with Article 5(1), that a Member State’s measuresmeasures adopted by Member States, as well as by regions with legislative powers on climate change and environmental policies, 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 may issue recommendations to that Member State. The Commission shall make such recommendations publicly available.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 933 #
(a) the Member State, as well as the regions with legislative powers on climate change and environmental policies, concerned shall take due account of the recommendation in a spirit of solidarity between Member States and the Union and between Member States;
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 937 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 3 – point b
(b) the Member State, as well as the regions with legislative powers on climate change and environmental policies, concerned shall set out, in its first progress report submitted in accordance with Article 17 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999, in the year following the year in which the recommendation was issued, how it has taken due account of the recommendation. If the Member State or the regions with climate change-related competences concerned decides not to address a recommendation or a substantial part thereof, that Member State shall provide the Commission its reasoning;
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 971 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) any supplementary information on environmentally sustainable investment, by the Union and Member Stat, Member States, and regions with legislative powers on climate change and environmental policies, including, when available, investment consistent with Regulation (EU) 2020/… [Taxonomy Regulation].
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 978 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 a (new)
Article 7a European Union Network on Climate Change 1. By 31 December 2021, the Commission shall set up the European Union Network on Climate Change (EUnCC), an independent scientific advisory panel on climate change, consisting of scientists selected on the basis of their expertise in the climate change field and proposed by regions, coalition of regions or local entities. 2. The Commission shall ensure that the governance structure of the EUnCC guarantees its scientific autonomy, including of Union and regional institutions. 3. The relevant committee of the European Parliament shall make an opinion as regards to any appointment to the EUnCC, based exclusively on the scientific autonomy of EUnCC’s members. 4. The EUnCC shall monitor the greenhouse gas emission reductions in the Union, Member States and regions, taking into account the Union’s carbon budget provided for in Article 3. 5. The EUnCC shall assess the consistency of measures and progress made to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest. 6. The EUnCC shall, on an annual basis, report its findings under paragraph 3 to the Commission and the relevant committee of the European Parliament. The EUnCC shall guarantee full transparency to the public and make its information available in all the official languages of Member States.
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI