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Committees

Role and responsibilities

The Committee on the Environment is concerned with matters that involve the preservation of our natural resources. What instruments can we use to combat climate change? What answers do we have to increasingly frequent extreme weather events such as floods, storms and droughts? How can we preserve biodiversity and nature? How can we use resources more efficiently? What can be done with nuclear waste? However, the remit of the Committee’s 38 members also extends to consumer protection matters, such as passenger rights, banking practices, or security issues when entering into contracts online.