EU industrial strategy: 11 things you need to know

The EU must address the “twin transitions” towards a greener and more digital economy, according to the European Commission’s highly anticipated industrial strategy published on Tuesday. ENDS takes you through what it means for environmental policy.

1 The commission wants to prioritise climate-neutral industry

The “main goal” of the new strategy is to foster “competitive industry” that can help Europe become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by mid-century, the commission says. That means modernising and decarbonising energy intensive industries such as steel, cement and chemicals. The EU executive will produce new strategies on clean steel, more sustainable chemicals, offshore renewable energy, zero emissions transport and an energy efficient built environment. 

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