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In May 2018, the European Commission presented a proposal setting out uniform criteria for determining whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable (“taxonomy”). It further sets out a process involving a multistakeholder platform to establish a unified EU classification system based on a set of specific criteria, in order to determine which economic activities are considered sustainable. The ECON and ENVI Committees are jointly responsible for this proposal.

On 11 March 2019, ECON and ENVI adopted jointly its report on the proposal, after lengthy discussions on compromise amendments (52 votes in favour, 45 votes against and 19 abstentions). On 28 March 2019, Parliament adopted its first reading position by 316 votes to 93, with 192 abstentions. Council reached agreement on its mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament on 25 September 2019. On 21 October 2019, the joint committee decided to enter into interinstitutional negotiations under Rule 72 RoP by 95 votes in favour, 7 against and 9 abstentions. Trilogues started on 23 October 2019.

Co-rapporteurs: Bas EICKHOUT (ECON/Greens/EFA), Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN (ENVI/EPP)

Shadows: SD: Paul TANG (ECON), Simona BONAFÈ (ENVI) Renew: Gilles BOYER (ECON), Martin HOJSÍK (ENVI) ID: Gunnar BECK (ECON), No shadow (ENVI) ECR: Bogdan RZONCA (ECON), Alexandr VONDRA (ENVI) GUE/NGL: Dimitrios PAPADIMOULIS (ECON),Silvia MODIG (ENVI)