Towards a greener European hospitality: the new EU 2030 climate target and the “renovation wave” strategy

 

In her first State of the Union address, President Von der Leyen announced the plan to raise the EU 2030 climate target from 40% to 55% –  sustainable development is among the hospitality industry’s top priorities and, of course, on September we welcomed the Commission’s proposal.

Nonetheless, for businesses in the industry to remain competitive and climate-friendly at the same time, HOTREC believes that the sector needs proportionate measures and new EU tools to finance this transition – especially when it comes to micro-enterprises and SMEs.

Moreover, a “renovation wave” for Europe was announced by the Commission on 14 October, presenting a  new strategy that will boost renovations in the public and private building sector – one of the largest energy consumers in Europe. The main aim is to double annual energy renovation rates in the next ten years. The Commission Communication will be discussed by the Council, the European Parliament, other EU institutions and stakeholders. The discussions will cover legislative and non-legislative measures and will involve action at EU, national, local and regional level.

HOTREC fully supports the strategy, as the renewal of buildings is a top priority of our sustainability agenda. We call now on Member States to include the renewal of buildings as part of their respective national recovery plans.

We hope this new strategy will help the European hospitality to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the well-being of owners, workers and guests.

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29 Sep
29/09/2022    
All Day
On the 3rd edition of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW), celebrated on 29 September, the FAO and UNAP have [...]
Meeting Czech Presidency - Energy Performance of buildings
03/10/2022    
11:00 - 11:30
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05 Oct
05/10/2022    
16:30 - 17:30
Hotel At Six, Stockholm, Sweden   -     Meeting Room : Studio 8 Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on 5 October 2022, Stockholm, Sweden Welcome by [...]
06 Oct
06/10/2022 - 07/10/2022    
All Day
On 6-7 October 2022, HOTREC will organise its 85th General Assembly in Stockholm, Sweden.
17 Oct
17/10/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
On 17 October 2022, HOTREC will organise its Working Group on Short-Term Rentals (STR).
27 Oct
27/10/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
On 27 October 2022, HOTREC will organise a meeting of its Sustainability working group.
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