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The Positive Side of Batteries – The Role of Standards in Supporting Sustainability Requirements for Batteries

Electromobility has a great potential to become a key solution for an environmentally friendly and decarbonised transport sector. Moving away from dirty fossil fuels and introducing proper sustainability criteria for batteries are essential to making it happen. Discover our new report!

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  • 25 May 2020

    Joint NGO Statement – Ten Priorities for the European Commission’s Climate Taxonomy Delegated Acts

    Following the release of the Technical Expert Group (TEG) final report on the EU Sustainable Taxonomy, we, a coalition of experts, scientists, think tanks, and environmental, social justice, human rights, and health NGOs, are writing to reiterate our support for an EU sustainable taxonomy rooted in climate and environmental science to boost the development of fully sustainable economic activities, accelerate the shift from brown to green, and reduce the risk of greenwashing.

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  • 19 May 2020

    Industrial Transformation for a More Resilient Future

    The EU Industrial Strategy and its related policy making process are a one-of-a-kind chance to transform European industry by setting climate neutrality, resource efficiency and zero-pollution objectives as drivers for innovation and competitiveness as we rebuild the economy. Only through improved environmental performance can European industry lead global markets and innovation.

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  • 13 May 2020

    The Positive Side of Batteries – The Role of Standards in Supporting Sustainability Requirements for Batteries

    Electromobility has a great potential to become a key solution for an environmentally friendly and decarbonised transport sector. Moving away from dirty fossil fuels and introducing proper sustainability criteria for batteries are essential to making it happen. Discover our new report!

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  • 02 March 2020

    Annual Review 2019

    In 2019, ECOS not only delivered on its objectives, but also continued to grow. Thanks to a committed team, members, external experts, and support from funders, we were able to expand our work to new policy areas and campaigns. Take a look at our Annual Review 2019!

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  • 20 January 2020

    Work Programme 2020

    2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year. We will continue to help shape ambitious political, legislative and standardisation strategies to promote the urgent transition to a clean and circular economy and combat climate change. We will also keep pushing for the standardisation system at all levels to be more inclusive so as to enable effective participation of our environmental voice.

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  • 01 May 2019

    ECOS Annual Report 2018

    ECOS had a fantastic 2018! Our successes helped shape standards and laws combatting climate change, promoting clean energy and a circular economy.

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  • 27 February 2020

    Infographic – Long Live The Machine: How ecodesign & energy labelling can prevent premature obsolescence of laptops

    Our new infographic shows that the EU ecodesign and energy labelling regulatory instruments have a great potential to contribute to the reversal of the current throwaway culture, double laptop lifetimes, and save some 5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030 – equivalent to taking nearly 3 million cars off the road.

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  • 24 February 2020

    Discover our work – Spotlight on plastic pellets

    In the EU alone, 167 000 tonnes of plastic pellets enter the environment every year, making it the second largest source of primary microplastic pollution after tyre wear and tear. The good news is, this can easily be prevented. How? Read our one-pager and find out!

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  • 18 February 2020

    Discover our work – Spotlight on hydrogen

    The simplest, lightest and most plentiful element in the universe, hydrogen quickly rose on the political agenda as an easy way to decarbonise energy systems. Unfortunately, it is rather far from being a clean solution. Learn about our work on hydrogen and why we need to make sure that it is sourced from renewables.

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