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2017/2819(RSP) Resolution on an action plan for nature, people and the economy

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ENVI DORFMANN Herbert (icon: PPE PPE), KADENBACH Karin (icon: S&D S&D), DEMESMAEKER Mark (icon: ECR ECR), GERBRANDY Gerben-Jan (icon: ALDE ALDE), BOYLAN Lynn (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), JÁVOR Benedek (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 136-p5

Events

2018/03/22
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2017/11/15
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2017/11/15
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 612 votes to 33 with 35 abstentions, a resolution tabled by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on an Action Plan for nature, people and the economy.

Members welcomed the Action Plan for nature, people and the economy presented by the Commission, which aims to halt the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services by 2020. However, they stressed that the objectives of the 2010 Biodiversity Strategy have not been achieved . In Europe, nearly a quarter of wildlife species are now threatened with extinction and most ecosystems are degraded.

Accordingly, Parliament insisted on the need for further efforts to achieve the 2020 targets, while stressing the need to ensure full and scrupulous implementation of Union legislation on nature.

Member States were called upon to take additional measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution and to improve energy and material efficiency.

Participation of all actors: Members recalled that the European Court of Auditors had noted a lack of coordination between the competent authorities and other stakeholders in the Member States. They:

called on the Commission to provide effective support to national and regional actors in implementing nature legislation and in improving environmental inspections; emphasised the role of civil society in ensuring better implementation of Union nature legislation, and the importance of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention in this regard.

Protected species and habitats : stressing that Member States should take care to prevent any deterioration of Natura 2000 areas, Parliament called for full implementation of nature directives to ensure that conservation actions that are taken are in line with the latest technical and scientific progress.

Members urged the Commission to come forward with an EU strategy to protect and conserve threatened pollinators and proposed that measures against Varroa should be mandatory at EU level and to support bee-keeper training in bee protection methods. The also stressed the need:

for a plan coordinated at European level, on the basis of scientific data, to manage migratory bird species passing through more than one Member State; for the Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Regulation to be fully and effectively implemented and for the EU budget for this to be adequately financed; to facilitate the necessary cooperation with third countries to improve environmental protection in marine areas .

Links with other areas of action: Parliament stressed the urgent need to act on the main factors affecting loss of biodiversity, namely the destruction and degradation of habitats mainly due to excessive land use, pollution, intensive agriculture, the use of synthetic chemical pesticides, the spread of non-native species and climate change. It also stressed the need to ensure coherence among the EU’s various policies .

The resolution called for:

ensuring that the funds under the CAP are redirected from subsidising activities associated with biodiversity decline to financing environmentally sustainable agricultural practices; investigating the possibility of ‘ green and blue services’ (landscape, nature and water management) in return for payment based on market rates; training for farmers regarding the protection of livestock against large carnivores ; supporting biodiversity in marine areas .

Funding: Parliament called for maximum use to be made of existing means, including L’Instrument Financier pour l’Environnement (LIFE), the CAP and structural funds. It welcomed the upcoming Commission proposal to increase the nature and biodiversity envelope by 10 % under the LIFE programme. It called for new financial mechanisms for biodiversity conservation to be included in the next multiannual financial framework

(MFF).

Lastly, Members observed that it is necessary to study the role of green infrastructure in mitigating the effects of natural disasters linked to meteorological and climatic changes.

Documents
2017/11/15
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2017/11/14
   EP - Oral question/interpellation by Parliament
Documents
2017/11/14
   EP - Motion for a resolution
Documents
2017/11/14
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2017/09/06
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2017/06/07
   EP - DORFMANN Herbert (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/06/07
   EP - KADENBACH Karin (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/06/07
   EP - DEMESMAEKER Mark (ECR) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/06/07
   EP - GERBRANDY Gerben-Jan (ALDE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/06/07
   EP - BOYLAN Lynn (GUE/NGL) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/06/07
   EP - JÁVOR Benedek (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2017/04/27
   EC - For information

Documents

Activities

Votes

B8-0589/2017 - Résolution 15/11/2017 13:16:15.000

2017/11/15 Outcome: +: 612, 0: 35, -: 33
IT DE FR GB PL RO ES HU BE CZ SE PT BG AT NL DK EL FI IE SK LT HR SI LV LU EE CY MT
Total
65
75
65
67
50
31
51
21
20
21
17
19
16
15
24
13
17
12
10
10
9
11
8
7
6
6
6
6
icon: S&D S&D
173

Belgium S&D

3

Netherlands S&D

2

Greece S&D

1

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Croatia S&D

2

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Latvia S&D

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2

Malta S&D

3
icon: PPE PPE
197

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Cyprus PPE

1
icon: ECR ECR
66

Italy ECR

2

Romania ECR

For (1)

1

Czechia ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

2

Netherlands ECR

2

Greece ECR

For (1)

1
2

Slovakia ECR

2

Lithuania ECR

1

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Cyprus ECR

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
60

Germany ALDE

2

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Romania ALDE

3

Portugal ALDE

1

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1
3

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Lithuania ALDE

2

Croatia ALDE

For (1)

Against (1)

2

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

3
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
48

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

Against (1)

3

Denmark GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
45

France Verts/ALE

For (1)

4

Hungary Verts/ALE

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
icon: EFDD EFDD
41

Poland EFDD

1

Czechia EFDD

Abstain (1)

1

Sweden EFDD

2

Lithuania EFDD

For (1)

1
icon: ENF ENF
31

Germany ENF

Against (1)

1

United Kingdom ENF

Abstain (1)

1

Poland ENF

Against (1)

1

Romania ENF

1

Belgium ENF

For (1)

1

Austria ENF

2

Netherlands ENF

4
icon: NI NI
17

Germany NI

For (1)

Against (1)

2

France NI

2

United Kingdom NI

For (1)

Against (2)

3

Poland NI

Against (1)

2
AmendmentsDossier
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2017/09/06 ENVI 110 amendments...
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