Preparing for upcoming institutional discussions, CEFS publishes today its position paper on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). According to the European Commission, this instrument aims to eliminate the risk of carbon leakage for certain sectors in the context of the Green Deal. However, for sugar, CEFS does not believe the CBAM to be a [...]
The legislative discussions on the draft EU Climate Law are well advanced. However, the real work will start with the implementation of the EU Climate Law. CEFS is organising a webinar on Monday, 9 November (15.00-16.15) to look at the short and medium-term steps and orientations once legislative discussions are over. CEFS wants to open [...]
Today (Friday 9 October 2020), the social partners CEFS and EFFAT (representing trade unions) held their online Social Dialogue meeting. Topics discussed during the meeting included: COVID-19, Brexit and the CEFS and EFFAT joint project. The social partners' joint statement summarising key messages from the meeting can be found via this link.
The sugar industry in Europe is paving the way to carbon neutrality. In this video Paul Mesters, CEFS President, explains the results the sugar industry has already achieved in reducing GHG emissions and in creating circularity in production. He looks at how the sector continues to boost its efforts whilst counting on EU decision-makers to provide [...]
The EU Biofuels Chain, composed of 9 associations representing various sectors including CEFS, welcomes the increased 2030 climate ambitions, and is ready to continue delivering real solutions to help decarbonise the European transport sector, progress towards a low carbon economy, strengthen the independence and revenue of European farmers, and contribute to the EU’s long-term vision [...]
CEFS position paper: the path to carbon neutrality by 2050 must be supported by solid legal and financial tools
With discussions picking up on the Climate Law in the European Parliament, CEFS would like to share its views on what is needed to transition further to carbon neutrality. Among others, increased investments, legal and financial support for the EU sugar industry, and policy coherence are key tools to reach that goal by 2050. The [...]