Fit for 55

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  • At its plenary session on 24 February, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presented its opinion entitled 'Fit for 55': delivering the EU's 2030 Climate Target on the way to climate neutrality. The EESC has put forward concrete proposals to help accelerate the energy transition so as to enable the EU to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.

  • Extraordinary meeting of the Civil Society Organisations' Group in the framework of the Czech Presidency

    On 11 October 2022, the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee will hold a conference under the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Reinventing the Moravian-Silesian Region in search of a socially just transition. This is an in-person event that will be streamed online.

  • 30th meeting of the European Economic Area (EEA) Consultative Committee

    The next meeting of the European Economic Area Consultative Committee's will held in Bergen (Norway) on 11 May 2022. Reports and resolutions are prepared on two subjects:

    • a) The social aspects of the Fit for 55 package
    • b) The challenges and opportunities of increased use of artificial intelligence in working life
  • Restoring sustainable carbon cycles initiative builds on the European Climate Law committing the European Union to the objective of climate-neutrality by balancing Union-wide greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and removals by 2050 at the latest.

  • Fit for 55 - Public hearing
    Public hearing

    In the context of the meeting of the Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT) on 7 January 2022, this public hearing aims to engage stakeholders and civil society actors to discuss the European Commission Communication entitled 'Fit for 55': delivering the EU's 2030 Climate Target on the way to climate neutrality, which will feed into the preparation of the EESC opinion on this topic.

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    On 20 February 2024 in Brussels, the EESC organised a conference on the Housing Crisis in Europe. This publication sets out the participants' assessment of the current state of affairs and their recommendations on how to tackle the current housing crisis.

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    Study of the EESC Employers' Group together with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) – final report

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    61 pages

    The study reviews recent analyses to understand the green or circular skills of the future which have been identified thus far in sectoral and EU-wide research. Moreover, it examines EU Initiatives on skills development for circularity, by highlighting some limitations of these instruments and making suggestions for improvement.

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    This study identifies key barriers to accelerating the renovation rate in the residential building sector and to implementing the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). It provides a summary of, and recommendations for, overcoming these obstacles.