MEPs set out expectations for European Green Deal

EU lawmakers have outlined their expectations around the ‘European Green Deal’, the Commission’s flagship green policy that is due to be unveiled on 11 December, at an event on the role of cities in climate change.

Renew Europe MEP Pascal Canfin, who chairs the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, told conference delegates that the deal should include “a real adaptation strategy” for dealing with the inevitable consequences of climate change. 

His committee would push to establish initiatives that would help stem the loss of biodiversity, for instance by encouraging deforestation-free commodities, Canfin said. 

A 2030 biodiversity strategy is expected on 26 February, while one focusing on adaptation could potentially be tabled in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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