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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08 Nov
08/11/2022    
All Day
Next meeting of the PTD expert group on 8/11: agenda available: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/draft-Agenda-8-Nov-2022.pdf
Informal meeting with Airlines4Europe - Possible impact of Fit for 55 on airline pricing and travel
08/11/2022    
09:45 - 11:15
Main outcome of the meeting available (summary + PowerPoint from Airlines4Europe)
14 Nov
14/11/2022 - 16/11/2022    
00:00
On 14-16 November 2022, the Czech presidency of the EU Council will organise the European Tourism Forum.
Webinar on Practical solutions to food waste monitoring in hospitality
17/11/2022    
10:30 - 11:30
Webinar - 17 November, 10.30-11.30 CET
Preparatory meeting SSD plenary + Update on Social Affairs
21/11/2022    
10:00 - 11:30
On 21 November 2022, HOTREC will organise its Sectoral Social Dialogue preparatory meeting + update on Social Affairs (policy and legislative files). The meeting will [...]
22 Nov
22/11/2022    
11:30 - 14:00
HOTREC has shared consolidated comments on ISO Restaurant Vocabulary Project (WD16520) now accessible and will attend the 22 November meeting. 
24 Nov
24/11/2022    
11:00 - 12:30
Slides and recording are available online. Other documents will be shared next week.
24 Nov
24/11/2022    
15:00 - 16:30
New meeting - all HOTREC members are welcome to attend - 24 November 2022
Sectoral Social Dialogue Plenary meeting
25/11/2022    
10:00 - 16:00
PowerPoint presentations available
28 Nov
28/11/2022    
15:00 - 17:00
Stanhope Hotel Brussels by Thon Hotels List of Participants Draft Agenda for ExCom meeting on 28 November 2022 PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 16:30, THE PRESIDENT-ELECT, [...]
European Hospitality Day - Event at European Parliament
29/11/2022    
08:30 - 14:30
HOTREC is organising meetings and exchanges for HOTREC members at the European Parliament on Tuesday 29 November 2022 in Brussels.
Events on 14/11/2022
14 Nov
Events on 22/11/2022
Events on 24/11/2022
Events on 25/11/2022
Events on 28/11/2022
28 Nov