Main objectives reached by the December European Council: recovery plans and emission reduction goal agreed

 

On 11-12 December 2020, EU leaders reached a historic agreement on the recovery package and on the 55% emissions reduction goal.

The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) together with the Next Generation EU recovery instrument of €750 billion, will allow the EU to provide €1.8 trillion of funding over the coming years to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of the sectoral EU funding programmes are expected to be adopted in early 2021 and will apply retroactively from the beginning of 2021.

HOTREC calls on Member States to include tourism at the centre of the recovery plans so that the hospitality sector reaches the level of digital, sustainability and skills that is required for the next decade.

Moreover, and to meet the objective of a climate-neutral EU by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement, the European Council endorsed a binding EU target of a net domestic reduction of at least 55% in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990.

HOTREC welcomes the target as part of the EU Green Deal. But is counting on the necessary EU and national funding to pursue the goals. Only in this way, micro-enterprises and SME’s will be able to renew buildings; reduce the carbon footprint; become more energy and water resources friendly.

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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
Outcome of the meeting available
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.
Hearing on Working Time Directive Package
12/10/2022    
09:00 - 12:00
Commission presentation available
17 Oct
17/10/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Minutes of the meeting, list of participants, passenger data ECJ judgement and survey on registration of guests are added to the website.
HOTREC Sustainability working group meeting
27/10/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Minutes of the meeting available
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