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Promoting European standardisation in the ecological transition

28/08/2020

The event "Strengthening European regulations and standards – Dynamizing the European Green Deal", organised under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU, is taking place on 16 September, between 14:00-16:30.

Standardisation has proven to be a successful tool for supporting the deployment of European public policies over the past 30 years. The workshop will focus on how standardisation can also contribute to achieving the goal of a sustainable European economy, through practical, efficient standards that generate confidence for the ecological transition.

The virtual workshop, free of charge after registration, will count on the participation of high-level representatives from the European Commission, members of the European Parliament, Member States and representatives of both industry and European standardisation organisations.

Strategic alliance

Standardisation has been a strategic partner of the EU in environmental and sustainability regulations and continues to be so now with the European Green Deal. The EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy, the European Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change, and the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives are examples of the EU using standardisation to comply with its policies, drafting specific standards for this purpose.

The Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE), is a key player in the deployment of ecological transition policies, harmonising best practices with UNE standards that help organisations to protect the environment.

Moreover, UNE carries the opinions of the industry's experts in Spain to international and European standardisation forums that will develop key new standards for the competitiveness and sustainability of organisations.

In addition, these standards will help organisations to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to climate change and the environment. For example, they help achieve the SDG 7 on clean and affordable energy; SDG 12 for Responsible consumption and production; SDG on Climate Action and ADG on Life on Land.