Gypsum industry’s take on the EU “Fit for 55” package and single proposals
The European Commission adopted on 14 July 2021 a major step towards reducing Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. The “Fit for 55” Package aims to introduce the necessary policy and legislation for Europe to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
Eurogypsum, the European federation of national associations of gypsum product manufacturers, welcomes this announcement and strongly believes that low-carbon and lightweight construction solutions, such as gypsum-based products, are instrumental to achieving the green transition.
While we are convinced of the necessity to adjust our business and societal models to the 2030 targets and the 2050 carbon neutrality objective, the level of required investment and the overall transition costs should not be underestimated.
We are willing to contribute, with expertise and in a constructive manner, to the adoption and implementation of meaningful legislation to achieve these objectives, duly considering the feasibility of the measures and a fair sharing of efforts across societal actors. We believe low-carbon and lightweight construction solutions such as gypsum-based systems are instrumental to achieving the green transition and to ensure no one is left behind, as they offer flexible and affordable solutions in new build and renovation.
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