The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) backs the Commission's proposal to update the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The new rules will fight structural long-term underinvestment in construction by introducing EU minimum energy performance standards, new requirements for Energy Performance Certificates and a building "renovation passport".
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Transparent decision-making and open communication will make the energy transition more acceptable to society despite the potentially higher initial costs, underlines the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The EU should push for fair distribution and "prosumption" by tapping into the potential of financial incentives, identifying and removing any obstacles to public participation and support.
At the March plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) discussed the Commission's proposal on this new European lifestyle combining sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion and highlighted the importance of its participatory approach.
With the war in Ukraine bringing the topic of the EU's energy supply back to the fore, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) says that coordinated measures to tackle the current energy price crisis are needed but they must not undermine climate policy efforts. On top of its emergency response aimed at avoiding severe social consequences, the bloc must closely monitor the energy market and step up investment in renewables.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) says that the greening of river and seaport activities should consider the impact on the health and quality of life of local residents and workers. To this end, port and transport stakeholders should work together with local and regional authorities to rethink the links between cities, ports and transport means.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) supports the European Commission's concept of a New European Bauhaus: a holistic approach to building a greener and fairer future for Europe together, based on a new lifestyle that combines sustainability, beauty and inclusiveness.
This webinar, hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), highlighted the views of civil society organisations on the future of European industry, pointing out that sources of clean energy were essential to a successful transition to a carbon-neutral economy.
In its opinion adopted at the January plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) supports transport multimodality and smart shipping, pointing out that inland waterway transport is essential for the future and needs to be maintained and developed.
At its December plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission highlighted three top priorities to ensure a resilient and sustainable future for the European Union.
The December plenary of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate with Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight. The discussions, focusing on the EU's priorities for recovery and the European Commission's 2022 Work Programme, highlighted the desire to continue the excellent cooperation between the two institutions.