Following the publication at the end of November of the first draft delegated act and its annexes supplementing the EU Regulation 2020/852 establishing a framework to facilitate sustainable investments by the European Commission, CEFS has undertaken actions via different platforms it is a member of: the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) and the Primary Food Processors (PFP).

Indeed, the delegated act and its annexes pose a serious threat to the competitiveness of bioeconomy and primary processing sectors and to their ability to contribute towards climate change mitigation and adaptation.

EUBA and PFP have therefore raised their concerns in letters to the Member States’ competent authorities and to the European Commission.

EUBA, PFP, and CEFS will all provide stakeholder feedback on the delegated act and its annexes.

Notably, all associations advocate for the removal of the references made to the uses of agricultural raw materials for industrial and energy applications.

The EUBA letter can be found here.

The PFP letter can be found here.