Policy Proposals and Statements

CLC makes policy proposals for governments and other stakeholders in order to speed up the green transition and the green recovery with systemic soulutions and long-term climate policies.

A proposal for carbon footprint development for products and materials

Executive summary Materials, manufactured products and construction contributed 32% of the EU’s total carbon footprint of 6.7 tonnes CO2 per person in 2019, and the share of imported materials and intermediate and final products was 15% – 1.0 tonnes/person (1). The...

The EU needs a holistic strategy for land use and the bioeconomy

To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the EU must reduce emissions by about 90% compared with 1990. In this regard, the solar economy, electrification and hydrogen-based solutions and the circular economy will have key roles. Land use and bioeconomy will be important...

CLC’s comments on the Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland

Finland's preliminary Recovery and Resilience Plan, drafted by the Ministerial Working Group chaired by Finnish Minister of Finance Matti Vanhanen and published on 15 March 2021, covers the key areas for promoting a green transition. According to the plan,...

Green recovery to improve EU trade balance and create new jobs

Beyond the immediate impact on health, the current Covid-19 pandemic crisis has caused widespread global recession by months-long restrictions on mobility and social and economic activity, and it looks like the recovery from the depths of the lockdown recession will...