CAN Europe calls upon the Commission to build policy frameworks that guarantee economy-wide transformations that meet several environmental objectives.
This letter specifically focuses on the policy tools being developed in the context of industrial transformation, spanning across the Industrial Strategy and the Circular Economy Action Plan.
The European Green Deal rightly brings together the climate crisis with other environmental crises such as biodiversity and habitat loss, partly through the circular economy agenda. Yet, in the urgency to restart the economy in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is a risk of focusing industrial transformation too narrowly on shifts in energy sources and energy efficiency as the only tools for achieving climate neutrality. Other issues like resource use must be tackled.