The circular economy, climate change and energy efficiency are challenges that boost the EU's competitiveness by requiring that companies are prepared to face scarce resources, price volatility, and new market needs.
Given the creation of novel business opportunities generated by new scenarios involving the circular economy, climate change and energy efficiency, standardisation is a proven and effective tool.
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, elaborating specific standards for this purpose.
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The new challenge facing Europe in the coming years is to change the traditional or linear economic model, based on consume-produce-use-discard, to a more sustainable model of growth, the circular economy.
ISO collaborates on a global scale to update and extend its technical standards on climate change, and helps the world to curtail and adapt to its effects.
The European Commission has adopted a new and ambitious package on the circular economy in order to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy that will drive worldwide competitiveness, foment sustainable economic growth and create new jobs.
European Commission circular economy