Eurofer calls for better carbon emissions strategy after EU adopts Fit for 55 package

European steel association Eurofer is demanding stronger carbon emissions measures to guarantee a balanced approach that will enable a decarbonization of the region’s steel industry, it said on Thursday July 15.

On July 14, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit to meet its greenhouse gas emissions targets.
“More ambitious EU climate-control targets require strengthened carbon emissions protection. We are committed to cooperating with the European parliament, member states and the Commission to make the package a sustainable growth strategy,” Eurofer director-general Axel Eggert said.
The new regulations provide a "roadmap" for EU producers toward cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 55% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels, and to become carbon-neutral by 2050. The plan is stricter than previous targets.

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Elina Virchenko

July 19, 2021

18:50 GMT

Dubai