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.
This year, the new European Commission will begin implementing the European Green Deal with a series of innovative strategies such as a new Circular Economy Action Plan. ECOS will take the opportunity to push for ambitious political, legislative and standardisation strategies to promote the urgent transition to a clean and circular economy and combat climate change.
2020 will also see the beginning of the implementation of our new five-year Strategic Plan, which foresees that ECOS will ensure the appropriate use of standards in support of environmental legislation and policy, and strive to strengthen the environmental voice in the standardisation system at the national, European and international levels, while, at the same time, reinforcing our political influence.
This year, we will pay particular attention to these priority issues:
- Making the circular economy a reality, both from a policy and standards perspective;
- Pushing for a drastic reduction of plastics use and pollution, and enabling environmentally-sound recycling;
- Campaigning for a high level of ambition in the implementation of the ecodesign policy to embed circular and low carbon thinking at design stage for a wide range of products including construction, textiles, electronics, heating, and batteries;
- Promoting climate-friendly technologies, including smart homes, buildings and products, such as electric vehicles and climate-friendly natural refrigerants.