EU taxonomy: ‘roadblock’ or enabler of the green technologies?

The EU Taxonomy has been designed with a double intention: to facilitate the progress of environmental sustainability while boosting European industry competitiveness. However, there’s a risk that this unlocking system could turn out to be a barrier for many industrialists. Which are the dysfunctionalities of the EU Taxonomy? And what are some measures to take, in order to prevent a slippage of European industry?

These were the main points discussed during the “Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry” Intergroup’s latest virtual event, on March 15.

Nearly 300 attendees took part in the event, and it was conducted by a noteworthy line-up of policymakers and industry experts:

  • Andreas Brunsgaard, Orgalim representative in the European Commission Platform on Sustainable Finance; Senior adviser, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Chiara Martinelli, Director, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
  • Karl Haeusgen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, HAWE Hydraulik SE; President, VDMA
  • Malte Lohan, Director General, Orgalim, Europe’s Technology Industries
  • Marcel Haag, Director for Horizontal Policies, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Maria Da Graça Carvalho, MEP (PT/EPP), Co-Chair of the Sustainable, Long-Term Investments & Competitive European Industry European Parliament Intergroup
  • Olivier Le Floc’h, VP Carbon Neutrality, Legrand

More information and a full recording of the event here.