MEPs keen to explore benefits of habitat banking

The chair of the parliament's agriculture committee wants to conduct a report on habitat banking with its environment committee colleagues. The benefits of this market mechanism for biodiversity protection are very promising, he says.

The concept, which the European Commission is also keen to explore, may receive strong support from MEPs as a possible alternative to some of the commission's proposals for a greener common agricultural policy (CAP), according to a participant of a meeting held by the parliament in Brussels on Wednesday.

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