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.
Fit for 55
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EESC plenary debate with Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy
9 December 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this issue:
- Members' proposals and demands for the future of food
- Guest articles by Monique Goyens, Director General of BEUC, and Marta Massa, Director of the European Office, Slow Food Europe
- Members' comments on current affairs #StandWithUkraine #EUtaxonomy #CoFoE
- Report on our recent conference on 'Climate Change and Energy Transition'
In this issue:
- Our members comment on the European Commission's Fit for 55 package
- Guest article by Christiane Lambert, President of COPA
- Guest article by Alex Keynes, Clean Vehicles Manager, Transport & Environment
- The role of finance and banking in Europe's recovery - A Group debate with Commissioner Mairead McGuinness
- What happened to the EESC opinion NAT/788? - An interview with rapporteur and EESC Vice-President Cillian Lohan