MEPs bid to frame future of EU climate policy

Resolution on climate change programme stresses energy efficiency, biofuel heat

MEPs today presented their manifesto for future EU-level policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions. In a resolution adopted in Strasbourg, the European parliament broadly endorses a climate change programme drafted for the bloc by the European Commission last year (EED 23/10/01). It demands speedier implementation of measures already floated but contains few new proposals for action.

The most important thing now is for the Commission and member states to fulfil the programme," rapporteur MEP Anneli Hulthén told ENDS Europe DAILY after the resolution was adopted by the parliament's plenary session. The Commission had only acted on 12 of 42 possible policy actions so far, she said.

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