In their third Policy Brief ‘Industry 5.0: A Transformative Vision for Europe - Governing Systemic Transformations towards a Sustainable Industry’, the independent ESIR expert group recommends a deep transformation of the European Industry to foster the twin green and digital transition in Europe. This transformation will support Europe’s ambition to become more sustainable, resilient, regenerative and circular whilst living within planetary boundaries.
The European Commission has made an Info Kit for Cities(link is external)available with comprehensive information about the Mission “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030.” The Call for Expression of Interest will allow cities to state their interest in becoming climate-neutral by 2030 as part of the Mission and to submit information about their current situation, ongoing work and future plans as regards climate neutrality.
The report titled Barriers and enablers for implementing circular economy business models - Evidence from the electrical and electronic equipment and agri-food value chains provides facts and data on barriers and enablers to the implementation of circular economy business models in two value chains that exhibit high levels of waste generation: electrical and electronic equipment and agri-food.
The 2nd edition of the SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan) Guidelines was made available to cities worldwide in 2019. Meanwhile, many national institutions have been working to translate the SUMP Guidelines into their own language – to make them even easier to use and to establish the concept of SUMPs in their own country.
Every year, the ACEA publishes this Pocket Guide in order to provide a clear and comprehensive overview of one of Europe’s most strategic and innovative sectors: the auto industry. Counting 74 pages, the 2021-2022 edition of the ACEA Pocket Guide contains the latest data on employment, vehicle production and sales, trade flows, the vehicle fleet, road safety, the environment, innovation and taxation – making it the reference guide for anyone interested in automotive issues and related EU policies.
The European Commission has published the study on the impact of open source software (OSS) and open source hardware (OSH) on the European economy carried out by Fraunhofer ISI and OpenForum Europe. The study concludes that open source software and hardware are key to the region's digital transformation and can be a major boost for the EU's GDP.
The European Green Deal will transform the EU into a fair, prosperous and climate-neutral economy. Fixing clear targets for 2030 and beyond gives certainty to industry and investors and helps energy-intensive industries to develop innovative climate-neutral technologies. From renewable energy technologies, fuels and infrastructure, to clean transport, industrial processes, and renovation, these proposals create promising opportunities for European businesses and workers.
The use of innovative energy carriers such as hydrogen, particularly coming from renewable electricity, will play a key role in the European Green Deal. Hydrogen can be
used as a fuel, an energy carrier or a feedstock, and could reduce emissions in hard-to-abate sectors, particularly in industry and transport.
In May 2021, the EU commercial vehicle market enjoyed another month of strong gains on the back of a low base of comparison due to last year’s COVID-19 restrictions. New registrations increased by 51.3% to 165,363 units, more than 30,000 below pre-pandemic volume levels. Looking at the four key markets, Spain saw the highest percentage growth (+89.6%), followed by Italy (+51.3%), Germany (+46.4%) and France (+28.4%).
The members of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) have a substantial stake in ensuring that the design of any EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) has a minimal impact on the competitiveness of European manufacturing. As this position paper explains, ACEA believes that the system should be as equitable, predictable and burdenless as possible. At the same time, it should of course be capable of achieving its environmental goals
Containing the latest data, the January 2021 edition of ACEA’s ‘Vehicles in use’ report provides an extensive overview of the European motor vehicle fleet. Per country, it shows the number of vehicles in use for each segment – covering passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, and buses – and how that fleet developed in recent years.