On August 22, Politico.eu leaked a document containing proposals and plans from across the Commission’s departments (or DGs) for policies for the next term. Even though the European Commission dismissed the internal paper arguing that it should be given “zero credence” because it was not “mature enough”, Solar Heat Europe wants to briefly outline the main points of the next Commission’s priorities in Energy, Climate and Environment that are relevant for the sector.
The European Commission said an internal document outlining EU policy ideas should be given “zero credence” and was not “mature enough” to make it to Ursula von der Leyen’s desk https://t.co/M6jPbQ7riF
— POLITICO Europe (@POLITICOEurope) August 23, 2019
Next Commission’s priorities in Energy, Climate and Environment
- Boosting Performance of buildings in Europe
- Boosting e-mobility by deploying fast charging e-infrastructure in urban areas
- Building a fair and sustainable future
- A Common EU model for separate waste collection
- A new pact for a fair, resilient and sustainable Europe
- Addressing the ecological crisis: post-2020 global and EU biodiversity policy
- Towards a zero-pollution Europe
- Protect people and prosperity:
- 1 million electric cars charging points on European Roads
- Revenues from polluters for a fair transition
Other relevant DG’s priorities
- Sustainable Food Policy
- Food and Farming 4.0
- Action Plan for a Fair Green Transition
- General Review of the Energy Taxation Directive
- “Green and Fair New Deal: towards a carbon-neutral EU by 2050”: an overarching long-term strategy agreed at EU level to reach EU complete carbon neutrality, focused mainly in transport and manufacturing.
- Transparency and ethics: open EU open data
3 Big Ideas of a Research, Innovation and Investment (R&I&I) Agenda for Sustainability within the first 100 days of the new Commission.
a) Clean Steel for Carbon-neutral Industry
Within the 100 days of the new Commission the project “Research in reduction of CO2 emissions in steel production” will be launched.
b) European Future Fund
A EU Sovereign Wealth Fund that would launch a €100bn sovereign wealth fund to finance European industrial champions to compete with US and China tech-companies.
c) Cancer Mission to mobilise and steer a broad spectrum of actors and activities on order to defeat cancer
A cancer mission in Horizon Europe would address and mobilise and steer a broad spectrum of actors and activities to defeat cancer, setting an achievable goal such as 75% survival rate by 2030.
For more detailed information about the next Commission’s priorities in Energy, Climate and Environment you can read this article.
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