Spain (Catalunya)

On Thursday 18 January 2024, representations to the Catalan Parliament were heard from NGOs, community groups and experts on a bill to incorporate the crime of ecocide into the national Penal Code of Spain.

The bill received its first approval in a debate on 26 July 2023. The hearing process is part of the approval procedure for the final text that any bill presented in the Catalan Parliament must undergo before progressing to the national Congress of Deputies.