Achieving sustainable competitiveness: CBE JU's main contribution to the EU Green Deal
19 Sep 2023
In this year's State of the Union address, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen highlighted competitiveness, industrial modernisation, and nature preservation, among other European Commission achievements over the past year. CBE JU has contributed to these accomplishments by stimulating Europe’s industrial leadership, boosting innovative technological development and decarbonising the economy, among others. Today, CBE JU published a new set of infographics showing the joint undertaking’s support for the circular bio-based economy in each European country.
During the State of the Union address, the European Commission’s President emphasised the strong bond between competitiveness and sustainability for Europe’s industry. The EU’s economic agenda lies at the heart of the European Green Deal, which is ‘the centrepiece of our economy and is unmatched in ambition’. In von der Leyen’s words, ‘the European Green Deal was born out of this necessity to protect our planet. But it was also designed as an opportunity to preserve our future prosperity.’
With more than 160 funded projects, the CBE JU has contributed significantly to the development of the circular bio-based economy in Europe, aiming to reconcile industrial modernisation and decarbonisation. The Commission’s President highlighted that ‘Europe's industry is showing every day that it is ready to power this transition’, as shown by the CBE JU achievement and impacts so far.
Click here to learn more about the key prioirity areas to which the CBE JU has contributed, and its work in the context of the State of the Union.