Sustainability and decarbonisation: how can the EU’s industrial policy help industry’s efforts?

Ahead of its Annual Meeting and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli looks on the EU’s roadmap for industrial support.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following its announcements of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has further indicated that it’ll rely quite closely on trade to ship on the major challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and global competitiveness, in addition to the necessity to overcome the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is basically constructing on the potential of European industry to design and produce the constructing blocks of the twin green and digital transition. At the identical time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that does not all the time help the freedom and adaptability needed for firms to grow and compete globally.
The European technology industries, and specifically our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a really lengthy time considered the enhancement of their global competitiveness inside the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of energy efficiency and ecolabel rules. In parallel, digitalisation has offered increased alternatives and introduced new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory level (sharing of business data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce worldwide competition, require that public authorities and industry within the EU work more and more more closely to design and deploy methods that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be the topic of the initial debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which is in a position to bring together key coverage makers from the three EU coverage institutions in management of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements loved, and challenges nonetheless faced, by these three key sectors of business.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory panorama throughout Europe, and certainly the entire world, becomes ever extra advanced, the burden on trade only will increase. It therefore falls to sector particular commerce organisations, corresponding to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to determine and advise on these technical and coverage issues most relevant to their respective sectors. In our explicit arena, that relates, of course, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related gear – a huge and important subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of the major considerations when figuring out the core themes for the joint conference was to keep up a direct reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Within this focus, the three associations intend to spotlight how, along with the significance for corporations to handle technical elements impacting their every day business operations, they consider the constructive role of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all of the classes could have a technical theme matching probably the most applicable UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission together with technical experts from trade and/or analysis institutes, they may every be reflective of the current legislative terrain, because it pertains to pumps and pumping systems within the following key areas:
Circular Economy & Eco-design (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 12: Responsible Consumption and Production)
Industry’s Digital Transformation and Innovation (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
The restriction of use of materials and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)
The regulatory and legislative panorama throughout Europe is becoming increasingly complicated, and trade, in all its guises, needs to be conscious and prepared for what’s coming. By partaking with those commerce organisations that represent your finest pursuits, you’ll be able to hold abreast of all of the compliance developments as they have an effect on your business and the areas during which you use.
Unexplored ’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Joint Conference will happen in Brussels on 9–11 May 2022 at the NH Collection Grand Sablon, Rue Bodenbroek – Bodenbroekstraat, 2, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Eye-opening and registration course of can be found right here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents sixteen National Associations. Europump members symbolize more than 450 corporations with a collective production value of greater than €10 billion and an employee base of 100 000 folks throughout Europe.
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