Industry currently represents 14% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions. If targets and incentives are set correctly industry will be essential to provide technological solutions at scale to curtail the climate and biodiversity crises.

The EU’s Industrial Strategy and the new Circular Economy Action Plan offer elements of steps towards the agreed EU climate-neutrality target, and importantly seek synergies between actions aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and those addressing similarly important issues such as resource use and related negative impacts. However, there are a number of areas and issues we think lack attention or detail or which clearly need improving.

CAN Europe Position Industrial transformation May 2020