EU Taxonomy for sustainable activities: incentivising Europe’s enablers of the green transition

The event 'EU Taxonomy For Sustainable Activities: Incentivising Europe’s Enablers Of The Green Transition' by the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup took place on 15 March 2022. You can read about the discussions and access the recording below. Feel free to pass them along to colleagues who may be interested.


The European Green Deal sets very ambitious goals- reaching climate neutrality by 2050 and environmental sustainability- which require a substantial amount of financing. The EU Taxonomy aims to help redirecting private finance towards sustainable activities, technologies and projects that underpin Europe’s goals. To do so, it provides a framework to classify which economic activities are sustainable by setting technical criteria. 

This event by the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup will provide a timely discussion about the development of this important regulation, while addressing key concerns that can impact the success of its implementation. How to make sure that relevant activities contributing to the green transformation are in the scope of the EU Taxonomy delegated acts? And how to ensure that taxonomy criteria are easily applicable, while avoiding greenwashing in the financial market?

Hosted by Maria da Graça Carvalho, (PT/EPP), Co-Chair of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry European Parliament Intergroup, the event will count on the keynotes of Marcel Haag, Director for Horizontal Policies at European Commission DG FISMA, and Malte Lohan, Director General, Orgalim - Europe's Technology Industries. 

The keynote speakers will then join a panel discussion with (in alphabetical order):  

  • Karl Haeusgen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, HAWE Hydraulik SE; President, VDMA 

  • Olivier Le Floc’h, VP Carbon Neutrality, Legrand 

  • Chiara Martinelli, Director, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe 

Moderated by: Andreas Brunsgaard, Orgalim representative in the European Commission Platform on Sustainable Finance; Senior adviser, Confederation of Danish Industry 

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This event is organised by the European Parliament Intergroup ‘Sustainable, long-term investments & competitive European industry’, established by MEPs from across the political spectrum seeking to promote dialogue on the future of industry and investment in Europe. Orgalim is part of the Intergroup Secretariat, together with other stakeholders. Read more about the Intergroup here.