European Commission Consultations and Calls for Evidence provide individuals and organisations with an opportunity to contribute to the EU policymaking process by providing feedback on Commission initiatives as they take shape or are being evaluated. If it’s your first time submitting feedback to a European Consultation or Call for Evidence, there are some useful online resources to support you. The Good Lobby’s Consultation Toolkit is one example that gives a detailed explanation about how you can effectively engage with the different types of Consultations and calls. Below are some open initiatives that may be of interest!
Call for evidence: Updating the international ocean governance agenda
Transformative action is needed to ensure effective and integrated ocean governance that can address challenges such as unsustainable use, climate-change-driven ecosystem disruption, pollution, and severe biodiversity loss. This initiative aims to strengthen adaptive management for more resilient ocean governance, support transdisciplinary research and knowledge-policy interfaces, and promote ocean solutions to climate change, pollution, and biodiversity across relevant legal and institutional frameworks.
You can provide information and evidence to support this initiative here until midnight CET on 15 February 2022.
Final Call: new rules to prevent methane leakage in the energy sector
Addressing methane emissions is a critical step in addressing our overall emissions and slowing climate change. The EU Commission is currently developing an EU strategy to prevent methane leaks in the energy sector. This will include binding rules on monitoring, reporting, and verification as well as support for the EU’s greater climate ambition for 2030 and its 2050 climate neutrality objective.
A Consultation has already been undertaken and the proposal consequently adjusted. However, the Commission is requesting final feedback on their proposal here before they present it to the European Parliament and Council. All feedback must be submitted by midnight CET on 06 April 2022.
Consultation: Revision of REACH Regulation to help achieve a toxic-free environment
As part of the European Green Deal, the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability aims to better protect people and the environment against hazardous chemicals and to encourage innovation to develop safe and sustainable alternatives. The Consultation aims to collect feedback on revising the registration, evaluation, authorisation, and restriction of chemicals in the EU to help achieve these goals.
You can contribute to this Consultation and help to further develop the strategy here by midnight CET on 15 April 2022.