This initiative will require companies to substantiate claims they make about the environmental footprint of their products/services by using standard methods for quantifying them. The aim is to make the claims reliable, comparable and verifiable across the EU – reducing ‘greenwashing’.
The European Defence Investment Programme (EDIP) regulation will serve as the anchor for future joint development and procurement projects of high common interest to the security of the Member States and the Union.
The purpose of the opinion is to contribute to the further development of the foresight in the EU policy-making so to gather a better understanding the twinning between the green and digital transitions. The opinion should ensure that EESC views are integrated in the new EU policymaking cycle which introduced foresight as a new compass as well as in the next European Commission's Annual Foresight Report for 2023.
Road transport is key to delivering the goals of the European Green Deal. This includes the targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
The current EU rules on CO2 emission standards are vital for reducing emissions from new heavy-duty vehicles. As announced in the smart and sustainable mobility strategy, the Commission will review this legislation and will set more ambitious emission-reduction targets for such vehicles.
The Mediterranean region is strongly exposed to climate change and faces fast-rising temperatures, water scarcity and coastal erosion. Energy transition plays an important role in climate change mitigation on both shores of the Mediterranean.