01.07.2021    |    Ostalo

CER among signatories - Business letter on the upcoming EU Fit for 55% Package

Two weeks before the EU announces its updated 2030 emissions reduction legislation, the ‘Fit for 55 package’ businesses and European & global business networks, are urging EU leaders to deliver the action needed to support global efforts to keep the average temperature rise below 1.5C. 

The open letter, sent to key EU policymakers, including president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and president of the European Council Charles Michel, states: “As business leaders with a stake in the EU, we see a once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver the transition to a net zero economy, as the world invests in the post-covid-19 recovery and as the world’s biggest economies, corporations and investors themselves commit to a race to zero. […]" 

The letter led by CLG Europe underlines that “it is clear that the Green Deal and the EU’s growth strategy are one and the same, and that the upcoming “Fit for 55%” package of climate legislation can provide the engine for that strategy.”

The business letter outlines 10 guiding principles for an effective and coherent package of legislation to seize this opportunity and demonstrate EU leadership in the run up to #COP26. 

The letter >>