Protecting the competitiveness of low carbon and circular industries in Europe: the case of Aluminium
Strengthening the EU’s industrial resilience and sovereignty in strategic global supply chains is an agreed objective of the von der Leyen Commission. Tensions and challenges however remain on the tools and measures to achieve this.
This webinar, chaired on the Intergroup’s behalf by MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho, came in the backdrop of the recent Competitiveness Council Conclusions on “a recovery advancing the transition towards a more dynamic, resilient and competitive European industry “adopted last 16 November 2020. The European Commission’s Impact Assessment of its 2030 Targets Communication recognises the strong risks for those industrial sectors which are most exposed to international trade and competition in a scenario of fragmented global climate action.
The webinar focused on the material dimension of the global energy transition and the challenges for the European Aluminium industry stemming from the EU 2030 Targets Plan Communication. Speakers included representatives from the World Bank, the European Commission and the European Parliament.
The debate was moderated by Frédéric Simon, Editor, Energy & Environment, Euractiv . The outcome of the discussion will feed into the EU institution’s ongoing work on the revised EU industrial Strategy and the upcoming “Fit for 55 package”, both due during the first semester of 2021.
See below the event report & slides as well as the agenda with the speakers’ bios.