As a decisive proposal for Europe's climate ambition, EERA's policy considerations address essential topics relating to the Commission's "Fit for 55" package.
On 14 July 2021, the European Commission adopted 14 legislative proposals to reduce Europe's carbon emission by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The "Fit for 55" package is designed to deliver on the targets of the European Climate Law and fundamentally transform many parts of Europe's society and economy.
As Europe's largest energy research community, EERA welcomes the adoption of the "Fit for 55" package. The proposal is crucial to make Europe the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and realise the European Green Deal's objectives. The Alliance recognises the importance of research and innovation in promoting smart, future-oriented policies and encourages technological and social innovation. In that respect, "Fit for 55" illustrates EERA's driving mission perfectly, i.e. that designing effective transition pathways calls for a holistic, systemic, cross-sectoral, and interdisciplinary approach.
Against this backdrop, EERA would like to bring attention to a set of preliminary policy considerations. More specifically, the Alliance: