MEPs on Wednesday rejected a proposal to overhaul the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) of the “Fit for 55” bill because left-wing MEPs have reacted to conservative attempts to reduce the text. Now the text should return to the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, “as soon as possible, we can not say when this will happen,” said Pascal Canfin, the group’s secretary.
But the European Parliament approved one of the most important measures in this Assembly It aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 100% from new cars by 2035 – It is in effect a ban on the sale of non-electric cars in the European Union. The result is not yet final: the referendum confirms the European Parliament’s position on negotiations with European governments to draft a final law.
Rejection of representatives of Reform of the Licensing Trading System Emissions An extraordinary moment exposed the existing divisions in the EU Climate change And threatens to delay entry into the practice of goals “Fits 55”, Using 1990 values as a reference objective, with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions by at least 55% by the end of this decade. Carbon neutral M2050It was established by law during the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Following the rejection of the emission trade proposal, it was decided to postpone the vote on the proposal to create a new social fund for climate action and a new mechanism for adjustment. Carbon At borders (known as CBAM). “This is because the proposals are all relevant,” Pascal Confin justified at a press conference after the vote.
Members were divided in voting on amendments to proposals that would strengthen or weaken the European emissions trading system. ETS is the EU’s main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions Greenhouse effectBy forcing power plants and other industries to purchase carbon dioxide emissions to offset the pollution they cause.
A Updating this system with a few other policiesThe “Fit for 55” package aims to put the EU, the world’s third largest emitter, on track.
The MEPs of the Socialists and Democrats and Oz Verdes groups rejected the proposal, pointing out that the Conservative faction was preparing to weaken its ambition in the early polls and propose small cuts in emissions and delays in gradual expulsions. Carbon credits Free than I agreed last month on the Environment Committee. It was rejected by some Conservative MPs and rejected by New Europe.
Peter Lees, who drafted the proposal for ETS’s reform, urged his colleagues to try to find a plan that would build consensus in the environmental group. “Everyone who voted against today can think twice … please don’t kill on ETS,” he pleaded.
The European Parliament has not yet voted on seven climate change policies on Wednesday, and the outcome is uncertain as concerns about rising energy costs from Russia’s war in Ukraine clash with European commitments to combat climate change.