Highlights from the agenda includes the discussion and the adoption of the following opinions:
- Preparing for and dealing with crises: strengthening the resilience of the Union, its regions and cities, rapporteur Christophe CLERGEAU (FR/PES): Cities, regions and countries are resilient when they are able to cope with, adapt and recover quickly from the impact of these disasters and emergencies. To effectively deal with crises, the EU needs a cross-cutting and systemic approach to ramp up prevention and preparedness efforts leading to strengthened overall resilience to crisis.
The opinion will aim to strengthen the still largely unacknowledged role of cities and regions in the EU crisis preparedness and management policies, analysing the existing EU actions and measures, looking at the vulnerabilities of EU regions and cities and the risks that they face, and making proposals to strengthen their resilience.
- Legislative framework for Sustainable food systems, rapporteur: Joke Schauvliege (BE/EPP): F2F Strategy announced a horizontal framework law to ensure policy coherence at the EU and national level and mainstream sustainability in all food-related policies to strengthen the resilience of food systems, accelerate green transition while ensuring that food placed on the EU market become sustainable. Members of the NAT commission will be looking into possible scope and building blocks of the framework law ahead of its publication foreseen in the second half of the 2023.