On Wednesday, the European Parliament will vote on important parts of the European Union’s climate package. It concerns, among other things, a possible de facto ban on combustion engines from 2035.
Extension of emissions trading (ETS) to buildings and transportation. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions had to be paid for. The bill was returned to the Environment Committee.
tax on climate-damaging production
In addition, foreign traders will have to pay tax in the future if they sell their goods in the EU and climate-damaging gases are emitted during production. Important Voices will also deal with reforestation and other ways of storing carbon dioxide. The background to the vote is a proposal by the European Union Commission for a “55 fit” legislative package to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent by 2030 compared to 1990 and to become climate-neutral by 2050.
In several committee meetings over the past year, parliamentarians have tried to find a common position that the entire parliament must vote on now. Then laws have to be negotiated with states before they are passed.
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