Green MP Jutta Paulus said after the vote: “The Green Deal lives on!” A rejection would have called the goals of the Green Deal into question. However, after the law narrowly failed to gain a majority in the Environment Committee, which is normally seen as more progressive than Parliament, it initially looked like it would.
The arrival of climate icon Greta Thunberg shows how seriously the discussion about the law for more nature conservation was conducted before the vote. She had come to the protest in front of the EU Parliament in Strasbourg to promote the renaturation law. But the opponents of the law had also opted for a symbolic effect and stood in front of Parliament with rubber boots and tractors.