European Union lawmakers back a major bill to protect nature and fight climate change

The European Union’s parliament has approved in a cliffhanger vote a major bill to protect nature and fight climate change

Via AP news wire
Wednesday 12 July 2023 11:25 BST

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The European Union's parliament on Wednesday approved in a cliffhanger vote a major bill to protect nature and fight climate change.

In a test of the EU’s global climate credentials, the legislature supported the European Commission plan in a razor-thin 324-312 vote with 12 abstentions.

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