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Temporary Committee on Climate Change

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleTemporary Committee on Climate Change
CreatorEuropean Parliament
DescriptionThe Temporary Committee on Climate Change of the European Parliament was set up by decision of the Parliament on 25 April 2007. The temporary committee on climate change is vested with the following powers: (1) to formulate proposals on the EU’s future integrated policy on climate change and to coordinate the Parliament’s position in the negotiations regarding the international framework for climate policy after 2012; (2) to analyse and evaluate the state of climate change and propose appropriate measures, at all levels, accompanied by an assessment of both their financial impact and the cost of inaction; (3) to draw up as comprehensive an inventory as possible of recent progress made and future prospects in combating climate change, in order to provide Parliament with the detailed analysis of those developments, which it needs in order to assume its political responsibilities; (4) to study the environmental, legal, economic, social, geopolitical, regional and public-health impact of recent progress made and of future prospects; (5) to analyse and evaluate the application, to date, of relevant Community legislation; (6) to that end, to make the necessary contacts and hold hearings with the parliaments and governments of the Member States and third countries, the European Institutions and international organisations, as well as representatives of the scientific community, business and civil society, including the networks of local and regional authorities. The term of office of the temporary committee is twelve months, beginning on 10 May 2007, at the end of which it shall present a report to Parliament containing, as appropriate, recommendations as to actions or initiatives to be taken.
LanguageBulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
Keywordsclimate change; environmental policy; environmental legislation; EU policy; temporary committees
TypeGovernment organizations, EC-EU resources
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 Published: February 4 2008 | Last updated: May 30 2013