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Adoption of the Biodiversity Strategy by European Parliament

Last week, the European Parliament debated and passed the Biodiversity Strategy. Although the strategy is non-binding, it calls for the revision and alignment of EU rules on the use of biomass for energy production with the objectives of the Biodiversity Strategy. Unfortunately, amendment 17, which would have benefited bioenergy failed. The Secretariat has compiled a list of the MEPs (excluding the Greens, GUE/NGL, and NIs) who voted against amendment 17 or abstained. The Strategy now awaits approval from the Council. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.