ECOS vision on the EU Strategy for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction to 2050

With the effects of climate change becoming increasingly visible and the stronger determination to prevent a dramatic global temperature increase of 2°C, ECOS urges the European Union, as well as International and European standardisation organisations, to commit to a full decarbonisation and circularisation of the economy.

Standards can offer the technical foundation for this to happen. ECOS wants to make sure that standards contribute to a successful achievement of the Paris Climate Agreement, the Montreal Protocol, and the EU 2050 GHG emissions reduction goal, by making clean tech solutions easily accessible to consumers and the market – be they electric vehicles, smart grids, or refrigerants.

The achievement of a circular economy is a critical element of the EU’s 2050 ambitions. ECOS also promotes meaningful energy improvements in products put on the EU market and advocates for an accurate and transparent measurement of the carbon footprint of products and processes. Furthermore, ECOS contributes to setting voluntary requirements applying to financial institutions helping to channel investments towards clean and climate resilient activities.

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