A plan of action: A Green Deal on Steel
Agreement on a comprehensive plan for green steel is required to allow companies and investors
today to make investment decisions for next decade. We welcome the approach of the German EU
presidency in setting out an action concept for the steel industry. This initiative can and should serve
as the basis for agreement on an action concept at an EU level, with a coordinated approach for the
EU’s industry, climate, energy, trade, recovery, and related policies.
An action plan shaping markets for green steel, the circular economy and a global level playing field
would address the following policy fields:
Brussels, 17 May 2022 – The European steel industry calls upon the plenary of European Parliament to fix the disruptive vote on the Emissions Trading System (ETS) and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) cast by its Environment Committee. Today’s outcome endangers €31 billion investments needed for deploying the 60 low carbon projects the European steel industry has in the pipeline, as well as €45 billion in exports value and 30,000 jobs.
It is essential that the implementation of the Fit for 55 Package delivers the agreed 2030 climate targets while supporting companies’ investments, preserving effective carbon leakage measures and avoiding disproportionate costs, capacity closures and job losses.
Brussels, 11 May 2022 – The current Waste Shipment Regulation proposal lacks effective measures to tackle environmental challenges of waste exports and to enhance EU resiliency on valuable secondary raw materials, risking to undermine the EU’s Circular Economy and Green Deal objectives, warns the European Steel Association (EUROFER) on the occasion of the presentation of the draft report by the Environment Committee at the European Parliament.