The global cleantech race is speeding up, with the world’s largest economies, from the US to China, Canada to India, investing in the green industries of the future. The EU has made building up its own cleantech industrial base a political priority - a cornerstone to securing not only its decarbonisation, but its future sustainable competitiveness. Yet doing so requires not only fresh regulation. If Europe is to learn anything from the success of the Inflation Reduction Act, it is that investment is a key piece of the puzzle.
In November 2023 ECNO released a briefing on cleantech and the challenges the sector faces, particularly with regard to financing. The Brussels debate of 2023 was dominated by pivotal legislations such as the Green Deal Industrial Plan, Net Zero Industry Act, Critical Raw Materials Act, Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP), and the Wind Power Package. However, the looming question of deploying adequate public and private finance remains a key issue as we embark on this crucial EU election year.
Cleantech is one of ECNO's cross-cutting building blocks, in its economy-wide assessment of progress towards net-zero. In November 2023 ECNO released a briefing on cleantech and the challenges the sector faces, particularly with regard to financing.
In this webinar, we will examine what ECNO’s analysis can tell us about the progress of the EU cleantech sector and the future of EU cleantech policy. As the European elections approach, and the global cleantech race only speeds up, finding an impactful European solution is increasingly necessary.