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  • Textiles

    Register for our webinar on ecodesign for circular textiles!

    Did you know that ecodesign requirements for circular textiles can be the key driving factor towards a more environmentally friendly textiles production? Join our webinar and learn about the textiles policies and standards needed to protect our planet - before it turns into the ultimate fashion victim. 

  • Buildings & Construction

    Buildings and infrastructure – the forgotten pieces of the EU’s climate strategy

    One by one, the European Union has been moving forward with its Circular Economy Action Plan, launched a year ago. However, the promised Strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment is nowhere to be found – and it has no defined timeline. NGOs and other concerned groups fear the Commission’s promise could come to nothing, with no meaningful action or legislation in sight.

  • Energy systems

    Smart standards for a smarter future – these two could change our lives

    2021 will see the publication of two new standards essential for smart charging. Under the cryptic names ‘ISO 15118-20’ and ‘EN 50491-12’, hide the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) standard and the Customer Energy Management (CEM) standard. Both are set to boost the deployment of smart charging infrastructures, affecting the daily lives of millions of people across the world.

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Discover our work – Spotlight on Steel

To meet EU and global climate targets, decarbonisation of the steel industry is essential: the sector produces 200 Mt CO₂ per year in the EU1 alone, and is responsible for approximately 5% of global CO₂ emissions, a large portion of which still comes from coal-based production. Circularity, resource efficiency and decarbonisation of production processes are key to reducing these emissions.

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