New EP environment committee heads promise push for climate, biodiversity

The newly elected chair of the European Parliament's environment committee, Pascal Canfin, has pledged to make it the ‘front runner’ in driving greater ambition in EU climate and biodiversity policy

The newly elected chair of the European Parliament's environment committee, Pascal Canfin, has pledged to make it the ‘front runner’ in driving greater ambition in EU climate and biodiversity policy.

Canfin, whose appointment was not unexpected after back room deals between parliamentary groups, immediately said he hoped to overcome divisions between the bloc's eastern and western members over the pace of climate action.

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