Position of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) on the Commission proposal for a Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age
The Commission published on 1 February 2023 its Communication on a Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age (COM(2023) 62 final). Detailing this plan, the Commission proposed on 16 March 2023 a Regulation on establishing a framework of measures for strengthening Europe’s net-zero technology products manufacturing ecosystem, also known as the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA - COM(2023) 161 final), and a Regulation on establishing a framework for ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials, also known as the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA - COM(2023) 160 final).
With this position paper, ESPO would like to comment on the respective Commission proposals and in particular on the role of ports in realising the Commission Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age. This Plan should also be seen as an opportunity to enhance the competitiveness of Europe’s ports towards non-European ports.
The full position can be found below.