ECOS has recently joined the Cool Coalition, a global network of 100+ governments, businesses, finance, academia and civil society partners committed to cutting emissions from cooling appliances – a source of climate change rapidly growing as temperatures on the planet rise.
ECOS has joined 130 NGOs and experts who are sounding the alarm on the EU’s green finance rules, the ‘Taxonomy’, and calling for them to be rooted in science – led by WWF.
We welcome the EU’s intention to make sustainable products and circular business models the norm as part of the upcoming Sustainable Products Initiative. To ensure this new legislation achieves its goals, we have sent detailed recommendations to the European Commission highlighting the need for removing unnecessary, inefficient, toxic, wasteful and polluting products from the EU market complemented with (and not driven by) better consumer information.
Setting standards that work for the environment is key to shaping a greener future. Did you know that there are many ways for civil society to get involved?
Decarbonising heating is both necessary and entirely possible. Would you like to find out how we can use ecodesign and energy labelling policies to drastically cut CO2 emissions? Watch our webinar!
Would you like to learn more about smart charging of electric vehicles? Did you know that standards play an important role in making green e-mobility work? Watch our webinar to find out more!
The European Commission has launched new rules to make batteries more durable, repairable and reusable as part of its proposal for a Batteries Regulation. If approved, the EU would be the first market in the world with dedicated legislation on sustainability and circularity of all batteries – an unprecedented step towards climate neutrality.
The European Commission has published today a new draft delegated act,  developing their upcoming list of green economic activities – or ‘taxonomy’. This delegated act is ‘a step in the right direction’: it brings much needed clarity on which economic activities substantially contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans and commissioner Kadri Simson today launched the EU’s ‘Renovation Wave’, aimed at doubling the rate of renovation of existing buildings across the continent, with a focus on improving energy performance to reduce associated emissions.