Methodology: EU Parliament Scoreboard 2019-2024

    📅 15/04/2024

Table of Contents

Introduction

The EU Parliament Scoreboard is based on the individual scoring of the voting behaviour of every Member of the European Parliament (MEP) during the 2019-2024 legislative term. The national party and EU political group scores are also calculated on the same basis.

Based on the Scores, the parties and groups are divided into Protectors (scoring between 70-100), Procrastinators (scoring between 40-69) and Prehistoric thinkers (scoring between 0-39).

The scoring assessed voting behaviour across 30 policy files, comprising key climate, energy and environmental legislation. 12 policy files focused on a climate-neutral and socially just transition, 8 focused on a nature positive Europe, and 10 focused on the circular economy and achieving zero pollution.

Voting behaviour for each of the 30 policy files weighs equally towards the overall scores. Results are presented in this report as aggregated for political groups and national parties represented in the European Parliament.

The EU Parliament Scoreboard is published by BirdLife Europe, Climate Action Network Europe, European Environmental Bureau, Transport & Environment and WWF European Policy Office, and supported by Minor Foundation for Major Challenges. The voting data was extracted and the scoring calculations were performed by Adam Orphelin. The interactive tool is developed by Roud Studio.

Selection of votes

Within the 30 policy files, 124 separate plenary roll call votes were selected for the analysis on the basis of the following principles:

  1. Ambition, as assessed by our organisations’ policy experts. All the selected votes allowed MEPs the opportunity to support urgent and ambitious action during the plenary vote before the law entered into trilogue negotiations.
  2. Representation of civil society priorities in each file, for example where issues that our organisations have positions on were the subject of a vote.
  3. Availability of data. Only plenary roll call votes that determined the European Parliament’s position were included.

Data sources

The data sources are public record, available on the European Parliament’s website, in particular the results of roll call votes of the 2019-2024 legislative term. The organisations publishing this report do not take responsibility for any errors in the European Parliament’s original data.

Calculation of scores

For each policy file, MEPs received a score between 0 (no alignment) and 100 (full alignment), based on a comparison of their voting record with the publishing organisations’ positions and voting recommendations.

Example: Roberta Metsola (EPP, Malta) on Fisheries Control Regulation

Vote
Amendment 81
Amendment 247
Amendment 306
Amendment 322
Amendment 337
Amendment 338
Score
NGO position
Reject
Support
Support
Reject
Support
Support
Roberta Metsola
Reject
Reject
Reject
Support
Reject
Support
2 out of 6 = 33/100

In the case above, the score of Roberta Metsola for the Fisheries Control Regulation forms 1/30th of this MEP’s overall score, contributing to the average score of her party and group.

Individual MEP scores were then aggregated to calculate:

  • The overall score, pillar scores and legislative file scores of each national party represented in the European Parliament: the average score of all MEPs affiliated with that national party at the time of each vote.
  • The overall score, pillar scores and legislative file scores of each political group: the average score of all MEPs affiliated with that political group at the time of each vote.

Non-affiliated MEPs (NA) are not displayed in the group results.

Absences and abstentions

As the methodology gives a higher score to MEPs that supported our positions, abstention by an MEP results in a zero score, in the same way as a vote opposite to our recommendation. This is also the case for MEPs with no record of voting in a roll call vote, or who were absent. The European Parliament unfortunately does not allow MEPs to vote remotely or nominate another MEP as a substitute in plenary votes, even when on parental leave. The reason for an MEP’s absence is not included in the roll call voting data, and as such our analysis does not take this into consideration. There is a need for greater transparency and ease of access to the European Parliament’s roll call voting data, to give citizens more information as to the various reasons MEPs miss plenary votes.

MEPs switching party and/or group

If an MEP switched political group mid-term, their votes only partially contribute to the group’s overall score.

If an MEP switched national party mid-term, their votes only partially contribute to the group’s / party’s score.

If an MEP left the European Parliament, the score for their party and group is completed with the score of the MEP replacing them.

Table of policy files analysed

The 30 policy analysed are split in the three pillars as per in the below table, namely 1) CLIMATE NEUTRAL AND SOCIALLY JUST TRANSITION, 2) NATURE POSITIVE and 3) ZERO POLLUTION AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY.

1) CLIMATE NEUTRAL AND SOCIALLY JUST TRANSITION
2) NATURE POSITIVE
3) ZERO POLLUTION AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY
1.1 EU Climate Law
2.1 Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) – Regulation on Strategic Plans
3.1 Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD)
1.2 Emissions Trading System (ETS)
2.2. Nature Restoration Law (NRL)
3.2 Directive amending the Water Framework Directive, the Groundwater Directive and the Environmental Quality Standards Directive
1.3 Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR)
2.3 Deforestation Law
3.3 Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) Regulation (Chemicals)
1.4 Social Climate Fund
2.4 Fisheries Control Regulation
3.4 Ambient Air Quality Directives (AAQD)
1.5 Land Use Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Regulation
2.5 Pesticides (Sustainable Use of Pesticide Regulation)
3.5 Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)
1.6 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
2.6 Renewable Energies Directive (RED)
3.6 Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) Critical Raw Materials Act
1.7 Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)
2.7 8th Environmental Programme
3.7 Euro VII (Nov 2023)
1.8 Union list of projects of common interest (PCI)
2.8 Lead ban in wetlands
3.8 Industrial Emissions Directive (IED)
1.9 CO2 standards for cars and vans
3.9 Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD)
1.10 CO2 standards for trucks and buses
3.10 Mercury Regulation
1.11 Sustainable aviation fuels (ReFuelEU Aviation Initiative)
1.12 Sustainable maritime fuels (FuelEU Maritime Initiative)

List of all the votes analysed per policy file

If you have further questions about the EU Parliament Scoreboard, please reach out to EU Elections Campaign Officer Joe Inwood at joe.inwood@caneurope.org.

FileFile DescriptionAmendment and descriptionNGO recommendationDate of the vote
EU Climate LawThe European Climate Law sets up a framework for climate governance and defines the EU’s 2030 and 2050 climate target.

Am 48/2 + 100PC1

Increase 2030 climate target to 60% emission cuts, compared to 1990 levels

SUPPORT06/10/2020
Emissions Trading System (ETS) and ETS aviation
The ETS is the EU carbon market, setting an emission reduction target for the energy, industry and aviation sectors. It obligates regulated entities to buy emission allowances at auction price or allocates them freely. This legislation creates a separate ETS for emissions from fossil fuel combustion in transport and buildings sectors.
AM 261
Introduction of free allowances for alternative fuels usage in shipping
REJECT08/06/2022

AM 42

States that as of 2025, the allowances that should have been given to airlines for free shall be auctioned.

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 101

Increase the ambition of the ETS to around -67% emission cuts, by rebasing the cap and introducing a progressively increasing linear reduction factor.

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 104/2

Improve the use of EU ETS revenues.

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 117

End free ETS allowances for CBAM sectors in 2030

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 244/2

Weaken the one-off reduction of the emissions cap

REJECT08/06/2022

AM 253

End handout of free allowances to industry by 2032

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 271

Reduce scope for maritime emissions

REJECT08/06/2022
Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR)
The ESR sets legally-binding national emission reduction targets for sectors not covered by the original EU ETS, namely agriculture, transport, buildings and waste.

AM 26/2

End zero-rating of biofuels, bioliquids, and biomass fuels

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 27cp1/2

Make Member States’ emission reduction trajectories towards 2030 more ambitious

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 29/2

Introduce Union-wide targets for minimum emissions reduction contribution from non-C02 greenhouse gases

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 42

Oblige Member States to introduce access to justice to citizens to allow review in case of failure to act/insufficient climate action

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 44

Increase the ESR target to -45% emission reductions by 2030, compared to 2005 levels

SUPPORT08/06/2022
Social Climate Fund
Provides funding to support lower-income and middle class households across the EU to transition to cleaner mobility and heating and cooling technology, and fight energy poverty.

AM 161 & 162

Exclude fossil fuels

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 163

Ensure commitment to climate neutrality at national level

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 164

Grant access to justice

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 169

Grant access to justice

SUPPORT08/06/2022
Land Use Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Regulation
Regulates Land, Land Use and Forestry and sets targets for increasing EU carbon removals from these sectors.

AM 63/2

Avoids a dangerous open door to adding more “carbon storage products”.

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 90

This amendment significantly reduces the ambition level of the text by setting the overall target to only “225 million tons CO2” as compared to the Commission’s proposal, 310Mt.

REJECT08/06/2022

AM 94=98

Introduce a mechanism dealing with the effects of natural disturbances on removal capacities for the period 2026 to 2030

SUPPORT08/06/2022

AM 95

This amendment proposes that the Commission “assess the inclusion of Bio-Energy Carbon Capture and Storage or Utilization (BECCSU) processes in carbon storage products”.

REJECT08/06/2022

AM 97CP1/2

This second split is about including – or not – an additional 50Mt target.

SUPPORT08/06/2022
Vote on final textSUPPORT08/06/2022
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
The EPBD sets out how Europe can achieve a zero-emission and fully decarbonised building stock by 2050.

AM 10

Rejection of the whole draft report

REJECT14/03/2023

AM 1cp12

Text on not authorising fossil heating while allowing hybrid systems in new buildings

REJECT14/03/2023
AM 1cp14/1
Text on not authorising fossil heating while allowing hybrid systems in existing buildings undergoing major renovations
REJECT14/03/2023
AM 1cp14/2
Prioritise renovations in vulnerable households
SUPPORT14/03/2023

AM 1cp21=37=

Keeping cap on exemption for mandatory renovation requirement for residential buildings

SUPPORT14/03/2023
Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)The EED aims to promote energy efficiency measures to increase energy savings throughout Europe. The revision of the EED presented a unique opportunity to further improve the directive and address its shortcomings to deliver more energy savings that bring important benefits such as greenhouse gas emissions reductions, job creation, lower energy bills, reduced air pollution and improved health.

Vote on final text

The final text includes inter alia an improvement of the EU’s energy efficiency obligations and ensures that collectively the EU reduces its energy consumption by an additional 11.7% by 2030.

SUPPORT11/07/2023
Union list of projects of common interest (PCI)The PCI list of crossborder energy infrastructure projects, including fossil gas.Motion to object to the fifth list of priority cross-border energy infrastructure projects of the European Union, known as ‘projects of common interest’ (PCIs).SUPPORT09/03/2022
CO2 standards for cars and vans
Sets out a deadline for the phase out of the internal combustion engine in cars and vans

AM 75= 126=

Proposes a 90% CO2 reduction target for cars in 2035

REJECT08/06/2022

AM 76= 127=

Proposes a fuel crediting mechanism, which would credit biofuels and e-fuels against the CO2 targets for cars and vans

REJECT08/06/2022
CO2 standards for trucks and buses
Sets out a deadline for the phase out of the internal combustion engine in trucks and buses

AM 87= 135=

Definition of ‘CO2 neutral fuels’ as all (incl. food and feed) biofuels and e-fuels

REJECT21/11/23

AM 90= 107= 129= 137=

Introduction of a carbon correction factor (CCF)

REJECT21/11/23

AM 92= 108= 138=

Introduction of type-approval for HDVs running exclusively on CO2 neutral fuels

REJECT21/11/23
Sustainable aviation fuels (ReFuelEU Aviation Initiative)
Proposes to swap fossil jet fuel for truly sustainable advanced fuels (SAFs) that emissions from flying will fall via mandated fuel targets. Such a switch can address both CO2 and non-CO2 warming effects, but to differing degrees.

AM 134.1

Exclusion of problematic feedstocks from the list of eligible biofuels (including PFADs and SAF made from food and feed crops)

SUPPORT07/07/2022

AM 134.3

Exclusion of problematic feedstocks from the list of eligible biofuels (including PFADs and SAF made from food and feed crops)
PFAD

SUPPORT07/07/2022

AM 134.4

Exclusion of problematic feedstocks from the list of eligible biofuels (including PFADs and SAF made from food and feed crops)
palm and soy derivatives

SUPPORT07/07/2022

AM 134.5

Exclusion of problematic feedstocks from the list of eligible biofuels (including PFADs and SAF made from food and feed crops)
category 3 animal fats

SUPPORT07/07/2022

AM 134.6

Exclusion of problematic feedstocks from the list of eligible biofuels (including PFADs and SAF made from food and feed crops)
soap stock and its derivatives

SUPPORT07/07/2022

AM 102

E-fuels (such as hydrogen) minimum target of 2% in 2030 as the first ever green fuel mandate used in aviation.

SUPPORT07/07/2022
Sustainable maritime fuels (FuelEU Maritime Initiative)
Proposes to tackle shippingʼs emissions as the first global regulation to mandate the industry to transition towards low carbon fuels across the next 30 years via fuel GHG efficiency measures.

AM 175

Sets a GHG intensity for fuels used in shipping in 2030.

SUPPORT19/10/2023

AM 176

Sets a GHG intensity for fuels used in shipping in 2050.

SUPPORT19/10/2023

AM 173

Sets a RFNBO (renewable fuels from non-biological origin such as hydrogen) subquota to incentivize the uptake of clean fuels.

SUPPORT19/10/2023
Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) – Regulation on Strategic Plans
The EU’s farm policy for 2023 – 2027. The Common Agriculture Policy is reformed every 7 years.

AM 1147

Rejection of the Commission Proposal.

SUPPORT20/10/2020

AM 1199

Proposes to set Union-wide targets, in particular “achieving 10 % of agricultural area covered by high-biodiversity elements and landscape features”, “reverse the reverse the decline of pollinators and farmland birds”, “a 30 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the agricultural sector and its related land-use compared to 2005”

SUPPORT21/10/2020

AM 1141

Compromise amendment related to conditionality (annex 3)

REJECT20/10/2020

AM 808/2

It adds this sentence to a new article: “The CAP shall aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the agricultural and food sector in the Union by 30% by 2027”, and “ensure that Commission shall ensure that national climate targets and measures of each Member State are similar”.

SUPPORT21/10/2020
Nature Restoration Law (NRL)
Proposal for time bound targets to restore nature in the EU.

Rejection Amendment

Proposal to reject the Nature Restoration Law.

REJECT12/07/2023

AM 34

This amendment deletes Article 9 of the Nature Restoration law, which set restoration objectives for agricultural ecosystems, significantly lowering the ambition of the position of the Parliament.

REJECT12/07/2023

AM 28

This amendment significantly reduces the ambition of Article 4 by putting the restoration measures in Marine areas only and removing quantified restoration targets.

REJECT12/07/2023

AM 21

This amendment significantly reduces the ambition of Article 4 by putting the restoration measures in Natura 2000 sites only and removing quantified restoration targets.

REJECT12/07/2023

AM 30

This amendment significantly reduces the ambition of Article 5 by putting the restoration measures in Natura 2000 sites only and removing quantified restoration targets.

REJECT12/07/2023

AM 135

Delay entry into force of the NRL

REJECT12/07/2023

AM 131

This amendment introduces the notion of “postponement of targets in the event of exceptional socioeconomic consequences” which could be food prices rising, food production reducing, or if permitting procedures are clashing with nature restoration.

REJECT12/07/2023

AM 88-92

Strengthening pollinators target.

SUPPORT12/07/2023

AM 129D-130D

Deleting standing and lying deadwood as indicators for the forests

REJECT12/07/2023
Deforestation LawLegal proposal to ban imports of certain products (palm oil, cattle, soy, coffee, cocoa, timber and rubber as well as derived products such as beef, furniture, or chocolate) from entering the Single market if they have caused deforestation or forest degradation outside of Europe, and to create due diligence obligations for importing companies.Vote on final textSUPPORT13/09/2022
Fisheries Control Regulation
Proposal for the revision of the EU fisheries control system, to push the whole sector towards a wider environmental, social and economic sustainability, and full digitalisation in compliance with the Common Fisheries Policy. This tackles a full monitoring of the fishing fleet based on digital tools; a full traceability of fishing products in the EU (fresh, frozen and processed); an increase in data collection and control of recreational fisheries; a uniform application of sanctions in the EU.

AM 81

Expanding the margin of tolerance (MoT)

REJECT10/03/2021

AM 247

Measures and sanctions against IUU and beneficial owners, to make sure that no European citizen or company could benefit from IUU fishing activities, or provide services to them (insurance, for instance).

SUPPORT10/03/2021

AM 306

All fishing vessels over 12 meters shall be equipped with surveillance camera and other monitoring devices incorporating data storage

SUPPORT10/03/2021

AM 322

Proposes to exempt small scale fishers from installing vessel monitoring systems (VMS) /geolocalisation devices

REJECT10/03/2021

AM 337

Amendment requiring Member States to monitor the impact of fishing on the wider ecosystem and equip vessels with Remote Electronic Monitoring systems. This amendment was useful to target in particular catches of sensitive and/or non-targeted species (dolphins, turtles, sharks, seabirds)

SUPPORT10/03/2021

AM 338

Amendment says that the electronic logbooks shall contain other valuable information such as the species captured, date and position. This AM wanted to require fishers to report every time they caught a sensitive or unwanted species (dolphin, whale, turtle, etc.), which is not currently required

SUPPORT10/03/2021
Pesticides (Sustainable use of plant protection products)
The SUR is an essential part of the European Green Deal and the “Farm to Fork” strategy, aiming at tackling the biodiversity crisis by halving pesticide use by 2030.
AM 631
Reject the whole proposal
REJECT22/11/2023

BLOCK AM (685, 464-465, 467-469, 475-477, 479, 490, 492, 494, 496-500, 511, 513, 516, 519-520, 526-527, 529-532, 605-608, 611-614, 617-618, 686PC)

Weakening pesticide reduction objectives. It states that the deadline to reach targes is to be reached by 2035 instead of 2030.

REJECT22/11/2023

BLOCK AM (463, 470-472, 474, 525, 533-535, 540-541, 544, 548-549, 552-556, 619)

Changing crops-specifi rules into guidelines

REJECT22/11/2023

Am 437=559=

Change of ‘more hazardous’ PPP in ‘PPP containing candidates of substitiuion as listed in 1107…’ – cutting the term “more hazardous”

REJECT22/11/2023

AM 459

Amendment stating that Member States are to define themselves what sensible areas are

REJECT22/11/2023

AM 462

Amendment stating that plant breeding and seed production are exempt from the reduction targets

REJECT22/11/2023

AM 584S

Deletes Article 19 on Measures to protect the aquatic environment and drinking water

REJECT22/11/2023

AM 600

Independent advice every 3 years instead of every 1 year

REJECT22/11/2023

AM 630

New article on sensitive areas completely watering down provisions, leaving all flexibility up to the member states

REJECT22/11/2023

AM 622S

Deletion of sensitive area definition.

REJECT22/11/2023

AM 661

Amendment stating that Member States can themselves define areas in which the use of PPP is restricted

REJECT22/11/2023
Renewable Energies Directive (RED)
The RED aims to promote energy from renewable sources. The proposal for amending the RED presents an opportunity to further improve the directive and can address its shortcomings to ensure it promotes a faster rollout of renewable energy that brings important benefits such as greenhouse gas emission abatement potential, reducing health costs and environmental damages caused by fossil fuel combustion.

AM 42/2

Regarding primary woody biomass, proposal to not include “forests affected by natural disasters”. This creates a loophole.

REJECT14/09/2022

AM 62

Nationally binding RED targets – This amendment includes an ambitious target of 50% RES overall with binding targets.

SUPPORT14/09/2022

AM 73

Phase out of support for crop biofuels

SUPPORT14/09/2022

AM 74

Immediate phase out of palm and soy

SUPPORT14/09/2022
8th Environmental Programme /
Union environment action programme (2021-2030)
The Environmental Action Programme (EAP) provides a framework for the EU’s overall environmental policy development and guide the policy-making by identifying priorities and setting out a long-term vision and goals. The 8th programme covers six objectives, including climate neutrality, adaptation and resilience, protection and restoration of biodiversity and environmental pressure from consumption and production. This includes biodiversity spending and the phasing out of harmful subsidies.

AM 53/2

Operationalise the principle of ‘do no significant harm’ in the Better Regulation agenda

SUPPORT07/07/2021

AM 59/3

Phasing out all direct and indirect fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 at the latest

SUPPORT07/07/2021

AM 60/2

Phasing out all direct and indirect environmentally harmful subsidies by 2027 at the latest

SUPPORT07/07/2021

AM 62/2

Ensuring Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) investments into biodiversity protection and restoration in line with the MFF agreed pending targets, “with the intention to progressively increase these targets under the subsequent MFF”

SUPPORT07/07/2021

AM 73/2

Establishment of a Union-wide legal framework for the protection and sustainable use of soil, reflecting the position adopted by the Parliament in its recent resolution on soil protection

SUPPORT07/07/2021
Lead ban in WetlandsEuropean Commission proposal to ban lead ammunitions in wetlands

Rejection Amendment

Rejection of the proposal to ban lead in wetlands

REJECT25/11/2020
Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD)- revision
This is a revision of a 30 y-o directive allowing for new standards for wastewater management and treatment – Urban wastewater is one of the main sources of water pollution if it is not collected and treated (92% of toxic pollutants in wastewater comes from pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors)

AM 108

Extended Producer Responsibility: introduction of a ‘national financing’ to complement the Extended Producer Responsibility, meaning that producers would not cover the full cost of micropollutant removal.

REJECT05/10/2023

AM 95

To weaken the Commission’s proposal that all urban WWTPs above 100,000 p.e. should be upgraded to remove micropollutants. The amendments raises the threshold from 100,000 to 150,000 p.e

REJECT05/10/2023

AM 96

To weaken the Commission’s proposal that all urban WWTPs above 100,000 p.e. should be upgraded to remove micropollutants. The amendments raises the threshold from 100,000 to 150,000 p.e

REJECT05/10/2023

AM 267

Energy neutrality. The European Commission proposal was that wastewater treatment would be energy neutral at national level by 2040. This amendment reduces the target to 60%.

REJECT05/10/2023
Directive amending the Water Framework Directive, the Groundwater Directive and the Environmental Quality Standards DirectiveThe objectives of the revision are:
1. update the lists of pollutants affecting surface and groundwater by adding and removing substances and updating existing quality standards; 2. improve the monitoring of chemical mixtures to better assess combination effects and take account of seasonal variations in pollutant concentrations; 3. harmonise, wherever relevant, how pollutants in surface and groundwater are addressed across the EU; 4. ensure that the legal framework can be more swiftly aligned with scientific findings to more promptly respond to contaminants of emerging concern; 5. improve the access to, transparency and re-use of data, to enhance compliance, reduce administrative burden and improve coherence with the wider EU legal framework dealing with chemicals.
Block vote on ENVI report (minus AMs 29 and 81)SUPPORT12/09/2023
Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) Regulation
Proposal to revise the EU regulation on hazard classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures
(CLP). The proposal aims at supporting the toxic-free environment vision of the European Green Deal and
the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) and its intention to shift the focus from the use
of toxic chemicals towards the use of substances that are safe and sustainable by design.

AM 110

Providing suppliers more time to implement a new (more severe) hazard classification – delaying the implementation of new (more severe) hazard classification & labelling

REJECT04/10/2023

AM 111

Proposal to delete the new paragraph with clarification of the rules for classification of multi-constituent substances like essential oils

REJECT04/10/2023

AM 112

Providing suppliers more time to implement a new (more severe) hazard classification – delaying the implementation of a new (more severe) hazard classification & labelling

REJECT04/10/2023
Ambient Air Quality Directives (AAQD)
The revision aims to put the EU on track for zero pollution by 2050 and aligns the air quality standards more closely with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).

AM 173-175 (block)

The adoption of ambitious rules on compensation regimes – a very good set of rules, including the reversal of the burden of the proof.

SUPPORT13/09/2023

AM 185/1

The level of ambition and alignment with WHO (with not date specified, the date was voted in a separate amendment on which we did not provide voting recommendations)

SUPPORT13/09/2023

AM 185/2

Dedicated to the upgrade of air quality standards for respectively Arsenic, Nickel and Benzo(a)Pyrene to Limit Values, a more solid type of standard.

SUPPORT13/09/2023

AM 185/3

Dedicated to the upgrade of air quality standards for respectively Arsenic, Nickel and Benzo(a)Pyrene to Limit Values, a more solid type of standard.

SUPPORT13/09/2023

AM 185/4

Dedicated to the upgrade of air quality standards for respectively Arsenic, Nickel and Benzo(a)Pyrene to Limit Values, a more solid type of standard.

SUPPORT13/09/2023
Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)

The revision of the EU rules on packaging and packaging waste has 3 main objectives:

prevent the generation of packaging waste: reduce it in quantity, restrict unnecessary packaging and promote reusable and refillable solutions.
make all packaging on the EU market recyclable by 2030.
reduce the need for primary natural resources and create a well-functioning market for secondary raw materials, increasing the use of recycled plastics in packaging through mandatory target.

An ambitious PPWR is urgently needed to tackle the uncontrolled growth of packaging waste (in 2021 each European generated over 188 kg of packaging waste, a 6% increase in just one year). Without action, the EU would see a further 19% increase in packaging waste by 2030.

AM437/499 = 4 Introduces broad derogations that contradict the waste hierarchy (where prevention and reuse should be prioritised over recycling). In practice, it would allow single-use packaging producers and users (such as fast food chains) to easily circumvent these restrictions. It is a broad derogation from Article 22 (art 22 : is one of the most important ones in terms of waste prevention as it sets out restrictions for specific formats of unnecessary single use packaging (formats that can easily be avoided or replaced with reusable alternatives). These are for example single-use packaging in restaurants (when dining-in), single-use pack for fruits and vegetables of less than 1.5 when not needed to protect the product. (The full list of the formats restricted is listed in Annex V).REJECT22/11/2023
AM437/499 = 3REJECT22/11/2023
AM437/499 = 2REJECT22/11/2023
AM437/499 = 1REJECT22/11/2023
AM465 – refill requirement for large supermarketsSUPPORT22/11/2023
AM386/1- Exemption from all the reuse targets set by art. 26 simply on the basis of the packaging material reaching an 85% collection rate (an even lower threshold than recycling rates)REJECT22/11/2023
AM386/2REJECT22/11/2023
AM391cp1D/512D – Deletion of row 2 restriction of packaging for vegetables/fruitREJECT22/11/2023
AM391cp2D/513D – deletion of row 3 restriction of single use packaging when dining in a large restaurant.REJECT22/11/2023
Industrial Emissions Directive (IED)
The revision of the IED aimed to improve the Directive by increasing the focus on energy, water and material efficiency and reuse, in addition to promoting the use of safer, less toxic or non-toxic chemicals in industrial processes.

AGRI 251-256, 285-288 (block)

Exclusion of cattle, and meaningless thresholds for pigs and poultry

REJECT11/07/2023

ITRE 257D

Ignoring any consideration of energy efficiency measures.

REJECT11/07/2023

AM 266

Optional and flexible approach to allow Member States to take further climate action

SUPPORT11/07/2023

AM 282/283

Weakening of basic elements of compensation right, making it ineffective in practice

REJECT11/07/2023

AM 223

Inclusion of onshore oil and gas exploration, processing, production activities in the scope of the IED.

SUPPORT11/07/2023

AM 224

Inclusion of offshore oil and gas exploration, processing, production activities in the scope of the IED.

SUPPORT11/07/2023
Euro VII
The Euro 7 standards are focused on setting stricter tailpipe emission standards for vehicles running on a conventional internal combustion engine, including cars, buses, vans and trucks.
AM 173
E-fuels and bio-fuels, AM which would have circumvented the hard won car CO2 standards and depending on AM allowed new fossil fuels or biofuel cars to be sold after 2035, all were roll called.
REJECT09/11/2023

AM 205

Reduces the NOx limit by 25%.

SUPPORT09/11/2023

AM 206

Focuses on ensuring that trucks respect the emission limits when driving in cities, which is not the case today.

SUPPORT09/11/2023
AM 237
Sets more stringent brake limits to ensure that the best available Euro 7 technology to reduce brake pollution is fitted to cars.
SUPPORT09/11/2023
Critical Raw Materials Act
The CRMA aims to ramp up and standardise mining projects, including their supply chain for batteries within and outside of the EU. It stipulates that EU environmental requirements around water, waste treatment and biodiversity protection cannot be foregone.

AM 11

Inclusion of Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) for mining projects

SUPPORT14/09/2023

AM 10 (=14)

Biodiversity protection

SUPPORT14/09/2023
Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD)
The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive aims to bring about a major step for the EU in bringing climate action and accountability together.

Vote on the amended Commission Proposal

The amendments lead to an improved inclusion of the major polluters, including financial institutions, and forces the entities to adopt and implement a climate transition plan

SUPPORT01/06/2023

AM 116

Creates an obligation for companies and financial institutions to have a due diligence duty over activities related to the sale, distribution, transport storage, and waste management of a company’s product or services

SUPPORT01/06/2023

AM 247/2

Specifies that a climate transition plan must contain several key elements. Had this amendment been rejected, the contents of the companies and financial institutions’ transition plan would not have been specified, and would have led to incomplete, biased or greenwashed transition plans.

SUPPORT01/06/2023
Mercury RegulationAs part of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and the Zero Pollution Action Plan, the European Commission proposed to revise the EU Mercury regulation. Its proposal was released in July 2023. The aim is to establish a mercury-free Europe, and address the last intentional remaining uses of mercury in products in the Union.Final vote on Commision proposal as amended (mandate for trilogue)SUPPORT17/01/2024

This page has been updated to clarify how absences and abstentions in the roll call vote data, including MEPs on parental leave, are recorded in the scoreboard (24 April) and to correct dates the votes on some amendments took place (6 May).