10 September 2021

Standardisation Strategy – a key opportunity for standards to work for the environment

In July, we sent to the European Commission our views on their Roadmap for the Standardisation Strategy.

ECOS sees the Standardisation Strategy as a key opportunity to ensure standards work for the environment by delivering an inclusive and strategic standardisation system in support of high environmental ambition. 

Take a look at the gist of our contribution:

  • We need concerted proactive action to identify, eliminate and/or amend standards which are barriers to the deployment of clean technologies and environmentally friendly materials;
  • Environmentally ambitious Standardisation Requests are essential to make Europe the standards maker, achieve geostrategic ambition, and support the European Green Deal;
  • Commission control in initiating, managing and monitoring the procedure for the adoption of a harmonised standard is crucial;
  • Inclusiveness is work-in-progress and needs continued political push at the national, international and European level, including within the European Commission.

Would you like to know more? Read our paper here.

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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