European Parliament's environment committee rejects contested Nature Restoration Law

The European Parliament's environment committee rejected the Nature Restoration Law on Tuesday, with 44 committee members voting in favour and 44 voting against the final text. In other words, no majority was found, resulting in the de facto rejection of the law.

This result does not mean that the Nature Restoration Law is dead. In the week of 10 July, the plenary session of the European Parliament will vote on the law, although that will be based on the environment committee's negative opinion, committee chair Pascal Canfin made clear.

Last week, member states did approve the Nature Restoration Law. They are in principle ready to start the final negotiations with the European Parliament - provided that parliament approves the law first.



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