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

Ahead of its Annual Meeting and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli looks at the EU’s roadmap for industrial assist.
เกจวัดแรงดันอาร์กอน , 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 is going to rely fairly closely on business to deliver on the main challenges confronted by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and world competitiveness, in addition to the need to overcome the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is essentially building on the aptitude of European industry to design and produce the building blocks of the dual green and digital transition. At the identical time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that does not at all times support the freedom and suppleness wanted for companies to grow and compete globally.
The European expertise industries, and particularly our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for a protracted time thought-about the enhancement of their world competitiveness inside the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of vitality effectivity and ecolabel rules. In parallel, digitalisation has supplied increased opportunities and introduced new challenges, including debates on the suitable regulatory level (sharing of industrial data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce worldwide competitors, require that public authorities and industry in the EU work more and more extra carefully to design and deploy strategies that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be the subject of the initial debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which will convey together key coverage makers from the three EU policy institutions in management of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements enjoyed, and challenges nonetheless confronted, by these three key sectors of business.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory panorama throughout Europe, and certainly the entire world, turns into ever extra complicated, the burden on trade only will increase. It subsequently falls to sector particular commerce organisations, corresponding to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to identify and advise on those technical and policy points most relevant to their respective sectors. In our specific arena, that relates, of course, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related gear – a huge and necessary subset of industry, given the width and breadth of pump applications.
Against this backdrop, one of many major issues when determining the core themes for the joint convention 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, together with the importance for firms to deal with technical elements impacting their daily business operations, they contemplate the optimistic function of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the classes may have a technical theme matching the most appropriate UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission along with technical specialists from industry and/or research institutes, they will every be reflective of the present legislative terrain, because it pertains to pumps and pumping techniques in 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 supplies and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)
The regulatory and legislative landscape throughout Europe is changing into more and more advanced, and industry, in all its guises, needs to be conscious and ready for what is coming. By participating with those commerce organisations that symbolize your finest pursuits, you’ll have the ability to keep abreast of all the compliance developments as they affect your business and the areas by which you operate.
Europump’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Joint Conference will take place in Brussels on 9–11 May 2022 at the NH Collection Grand Sablon, Rue Bodenbroek – Bodenbroekstraat, 2, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
The full programme and registration process can be found here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents 16 National Associations. Europump members characterize greater than 450 corporations with a collective production value of more than €10 billion and an worker base of 100 000 individuals across Europe.
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