Strategy on long-term EU Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction: Turning challenges into opportunities - The contribution of the European technology industries

Published: 10 October 2018

Policies & Issues: Environment

The European technology industries represented by Orgalime support the development of a Strategy for long-term EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction in accordance with the Paris Agreement, taking into account Member States’ national plans. It is essential to prepare ourselves on time for a profound transformation of the entire global economy and society and tapping the undisputed, multiple opportunities that such a transformation holds for all of us.

It also means managing the challenges arising from it in a fair, inclusive, responsible, socially acceptable and overall sustainable manner. Not acting, however, is no longer an option:

  • climate change affects every country and citizen.
  • the global landscape is undergoing a fundamental, rapid and irreversible change primarily due to decarbonisation, digitisation and decentralisation (“the 3D change”), and
  • the negative economic, environmental and social impacts of delayed action or no action will be higher than those of immediate actions.

Orgalime industries offer a vast variety of different clean tech solutions for reducing GHG emissions in Europe and globally and are continuously improving the environmental performance of their own industrial processes and products. Through the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives, the industry contributes to the realisation of almost half of the EU’s 2020 energy efficiency target. As the European technology industries we are committed to further investing in the development of clean tech.

Please download the position paper to read the full document.

 

Authors

Linher
Sigrid Linher
Director - Energy, Climate & Environment

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