Pivotal to numerous geostrategic interests, semiconductors are at the heart of the global technological race, “one that Europe cannot miss,” commented Paolo Falcioni, APPLiA Director General.

Marking a global first, the European Commission has proposed to introduce legislation for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), as part of its flagship Fit for 55 policy package aimed at achieving the 2050 neutrality target.

The European standardisation system underpins Europe’s economy funding pillar, the EU Single Market, and is essential to competitiveness and innovation. The EU Standardisation Strategy, foreseen to be published today, is rooted in these premises.

The proposed revision of the EU Batteries Directive to a Regulation represents a key milestone in the pathway towards an increased battery sustainability and sets the scene for an updated policy framework, in view of the essential role of batteries in achieving a zero-emissions EU society by 2050.

With the Fit for 55 package, the European Commission proposed  a set of policy measures to achieve the ambitious EU greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction target of 55% by 2030. Among these is the highly touted and internationally controversial Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).

Paolo Falcioni, APPLiA Director General, was invited to speak at the Carbon Forward Conference hosted by Carbon Pulse on “Border breakdown: the EU’s proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism”, to share the home appliance industry perspective on the measure and its subsequent impact on EU industrial competitiveness.