The 15th NAT commission meeting will take place on Tuesday 22 November 2022 at the European Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 99-101, Brussels room JDE 52.
The meeting will be webstreamed.
All meeting documents are available through the CoR Members' Portal.
Highlights of the meeting on 22 November 2022.
The following opinions will be discussed and adopted:
- Regional adaptation strategies for low carbon agriculture
Rapporteur: Loïg CHESNAIS-GIRARD (FR/PES)
On 15 December 2021, the Commission published a communication on carbon cycles, the first step towards implementing an EU framework for the certification of carbon removals. Short-term measures set out in this communication include developing carbon farming, defined as "a business model incentivising practices on natural ecosystems that increase carbon sequestration", such as restoring peatlands, developing agroforestry, maintaining and improving soil organic carbon in mineral soils, the carbon footprint of livestock farms and managing the soil organic carbon in grassland. In addition to common agricultural policy support for these practices, the Commission will present a legislative proposal establishing a regulatory framework for the certification of carbon removals by the end of 2022.
- Regulation on the European Health Data Space
Rapporteur: Daniela CÎMPEAN (RO/EPP)
On 3 May 2022, the European Commission published a proposal for a regulation on the European Health Data Space (EHDS), a health-specific data sharing framework, also one of the central building blocks of a strong European Health Union. It puts people in control of their health data, in their home country and cross-border and it improves the use of health data for research, innovation and policy-making. To realise its potential, the EHDS needs to create a strong legal framework establishing clear rules, common standards and practices, infrastructures and a governance framework for the use of electronic health data by patients and for research, innovation, policy-making and regulatory activities, while ensuring harmonised application of and full compliance with the EU's data protection standards.
- Balancing local communities', entrepreneurs' and travellers´ needs linked to short-term rentals
Rapporteur: Roberto CIAMBETTI (IT/ECR)
The expansion of short-term rentals has changed the face of European tourism. Praised by many for diversifying the offer and democratising access, the platforms have also been accused of turning historical districts of many European capitals into ghost cities, inflating property prices and driving local communities away. A robust and fair legal framework, correctly balancing the needs of cities, peer and professional short-term rental providers and platforms while respecting the citizens, has been called for. This opinion will explore how to create a level playing field for professionals and how to address housing issues for local people.