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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07 Sep
07/09/2022    
09:00 - 14:00
Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on 7 September 2022, Brussels Welcome by the President Anti-trust statement and approval of agenda Approval of minutes of the [...]
HOTREC Package Travel Directive webinar
14/09/2022    
11:00 - 12:00
Latest updates on the PTD review's timeline and policy measures envisaged incl. pre-payments, insolvency protection and cancellation rights. HOTREC will incorporate members' remarks into a revised version of HOTREC position paper and submit it to all for approval.
HOTREC SSD Committee preparatory meeting + update Social Affairs
19/09/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Main outcome of teh meeting available
22 Sep
22/09/2022    
10:30 - 12:30
Apologies for the delay, draft minutes of the last working group meeting are available: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/D-1022-119-MT-Minutes-Restau-WG-meeting-22-September-2022.docx Comments welcome by 25/11/22.
23 Sep
23/09/2022    
10:00 - 13:00
Updated agenda of the meeting available
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 [...]
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