In 2021, the world has faced the challenges of an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in parallel, the increasingly visible, devastating consequences of global warming. The implications for Europe are clear: Within the next years, an enormous effort by society, politics and industry is needed to overcome short-term economic effects of the pandemic as well as to reach the long-term goal of becoming the first climate neutral continent by 2050. This requires concerted action of the EU and its Member States.
Consequently, in January 2022, the CEO Alliance for Europe has reached out to the EU Commission, the EU Parliament and the EU Council Europe and to several national governments, i.e. in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. We emphasize the need for action and collaboration.
Having grown to 14 companies and having achieved first role model projects for the EU Green Deal, we are convinced that the interplay of private sector investments and progressive regulatory frameworks will accelerate the transformation of Europe.
In 2022, we will continue supporting the journey of Europe towards a more prosperous, digitalized, sustainable, decarbonized and resilient future.