Sustainability and decarbonisation: how can the EU’s industrial policy help industry’s efforts?

Ahead of เกจวัดแรงดันอากาศ and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli looks on the EU’s roadmap for industrial help.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following its announcements of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has further indicated that it will rely quite heavily on industry to deliver on the main challenges confronted by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and global competitiveness, in addition to the need to overcome the crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is basically building on the aptitude of European business to design and produce the building blocks of the twin green and digital transition. At the same time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that does not all the time assist the freedom and suppleness wanted for firms to grow and compete globally.
The European expertise industries, and particularly our pumps, compressors, faucets and valves sectors, have for a really lengthy time considered the enhancement of their world competitiveness within the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of power efficiency and ecolabel rules. In parallel, digitalisation has offered elevated opportunities and brought new challenges, including debates on the appropriate regulatory level (sharing of commercial knowledge, synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever extra fierce worldwide competitors, require that public authorities and industry in the EU work more and more extra closely to design and deploy methods that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be the topic of the initial debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which can convey together key policy makers from the three EU policy institutions in cost of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements enjoyed, and challenges nonetheless confronted, by these three key sectors of business.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues

As the regulatory landscape across Europe, and certainly the entire world, becomes ever more advanced, the burden on trade solely will increase. It due to this fact falls to sector specific commerce organisations, corresponding to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to identify and advise on those technical and coverage issues most relevant to their respective sectors. In our particular arena, that relates, of course, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump related equipment – an enormous and important subset of industry, given the width and breadth of pump functions.
Against this backdrop, one of many main considerations when determining the core themes for the joint conference was to take care of a direct reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Within this focus, the three associations intend to highlight how, along with the importance for firms to handle technical aspects impacting their day by day enterprise operations, they contemplate the constructive position of industry in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the periods may have a technical theme matching probably the most applicable UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission along with technical experts from trade and/or research institutes, they may each be reflective of the current legislative terrain, as it pertains to pumps and pumping methods in the following key areas:
Circular Economy & Eco-design (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 12: Responsible Consumption and Production)

Industry’s Digital Transformation and Innovation (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)

The restriction of use of materials and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)

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