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

Ahead of its Annual Meeting and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli seems on the EU’s roadmap for industrial support.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following เครื่องมือที่ใช้วัดความดัน of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has additional indicated that it will rely quite heavily on trade 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 international competitiveness, as properly as the necessity to overcome the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is largely building on the aptitude of European business 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 doesn’t all the time support the freedom and adaptability needed for companies to grow and compete globally.
The European know-how industries, and specifically our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a long time thought-about the enhancement of their international competitiveness within the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power efficiency and ecolabel regulations. In parallel, digitalisation has provided elevated alternatives and brought new challenges, together with debates on the appropriate regulatory stage (sharing of industrial knowledge, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce worldwide competitors, require that public authorities and industry in the EU work increasingly extra intently 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 can deliver together key policy makers from the three EU policy institutions in control of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements enjoyed, and challenges still faced, by these three key sectors of business.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory panorama across Europe, and indeed the entire world, turns into ever extra complex, the burden on industry solely will increase. It due to this fact falls to sector specific commerce organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to identify and advise on those technical and coverage issues most related to their respective sectors. In our particular area, that relates, in fact, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related gear – an enormous and important subset of business, given the width and breadth of pump functions.
Against this backdrop, one of the main considerations when figuring out the core themes for the joint conference was to maintain 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 significance for firms to deal with technical features impacting their daily enterprise operations, they consider the constructive function of trade in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the sessions will have a technical theme matching the most appropriate UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission along with technical experts from business and/or analysis institutes, they may every be reflective of the current legislative terrain, as 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 industry, in all its guises, must be conscious and ready for what’s coming. By engaging with these trade organisations that represent your finest pursuits, you possibly can hold abreast of all of the compliance developments as they affect your corporation and the areas during which you operate.
Europump’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Joint Conference will take place in Brussels on 9–11 May 2022 on the NH Collection Grand Sablon, Rue Bodenbroek – Bodenbroekstraat, 2, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
The full programme and registration process are available right here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents sixteen National Associations. Europump members characterize greater than 450 companies with a collective manufacturing worth of greater than €10 billion and an worker base of 100 000 folks across Europe.
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