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EU ministers have told parliament they want to “restructure” the way the bloc works to “protect people from the worst effects of climate change” and protect the rights of the people of the bloc, according to a draft proposal leaked to the media.
The draft is expected to be debated in the European Parliament later this week.
It is understood that the European Commission will propose a raft of measures to deal with climate change and the impact on the economy.
There will be a range of initiatives to deal directly with the impact of climate, such as measures on carbon emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
However, the draft is not expected to address climate change as a whole, which would involve a more nuanced approach.
“Climate change is not a problem that should be addressed in a single meeting.
Rather, it is a matter of addressing the impacts of climate on individuals and the economies of the EU,” the draft reads.
Climate change and EU citizens’ rights The draft proposes that the EU should develop a climate strategy to address the “significant risks of climate disruption” on EU citizens and citizens of third countries.
If that fails, it will “seek a legislative solution” for this.
One of the first steps will be to develop a European Framework for the Protection of Civil Society and of the Environment (FSCE).
“This framework will include measures to prevent and address environmental degradation in the EU and its Member States, including the use of a climate-change approach to environmental protection,” the EU’s executive commission wrote.
But, in addition to the new climate framework, the EU also wants to develop the EU Framework for Energy Security, which is also being developed and will be used to develop EU renewable energy policy, the Commission said.
This will “provide a framework for the sustainable development of the renewable energy sector” and help the EU “accelerate the transition to renewable energy”.
The European Commission also wants the EU to “make clear that climate change does not apply to the environment”.
“The environment does not have a place in the climate change strategy,” it added.
According to the draft, the new EU framework will “be integrated into the 2030 climate change action plan and will serve as a platform for the implementation of EU policies aimed at combating climate change”.
A further draft of the climate strategy is expected in 2019, according the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Clean Energy.
An official spokesperson for the EU said the draft was “still a work in progress” and would be “subject to additional scrutiny and amendments”.
“We are very interested in seeing how the European Council will vote,” they added.
“This is the first draft, and we will review it closely to ensure that it reflects the needs of the 28 member states and their citizens.”
However the European Government has previously said that the draft would not be able to be ratified by the European Union’s parliament.
“The draft will be adopted by the Council of the European Communities, and that is why it will be subject to the necessary conditions,” said EU Foreign Affairs spokesman Peter Schwarz.
“[It is] not a binding treaty but it is expected that it will at least be adopted.”