Some decades ago the words green and industry would never fit into the same sentence of a political text in Europe. But today we live in a totally different environment and as the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, stated during the presentation of the Green Deal Industrial Plan “we have a once in a generation opportunity to show the way with speed, ambition and a sense of purpose to secure the EU's industrial lead in the fast-growing net-zero technology sector”
But is Europe up to the task? How EU member states and regions address this new challenge? What are the expectations from the industry and trade unions? How the European Industrial Plan compares to similar initiatives from the United States?
We host articles from:
Peter Kullgren, the Minister for Rural Affairs of Sweden
Lilyana Pavlova, Vice President of the EIB
Paul Voss, Director General of European Aluminium
Dries Acke, Policy Director at the SolarPower Europe
Sandra Parthie, member of the EESC
Daniel Meltzian from the Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building of Germany
Anders Öberg, President of the Regional Executive Board, Norrbotten Region
Rikard Eriksson, Professor of Economic Geography at the Umeå University
Richard Sjölund, Vice-Chair of the Board, of the Regional Council of Ostrobothnia
Sofia Kargianni, Policy Officer for Cleantech for Europe
Bela Galgoczi, Senior Researcher at the ETUI
Konstantinos Georgoulias, Director of European Affairs of the EIT Manufacturing.
And more! -Enjoy your reading!