On 18 June 2019 the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance – set up by the European Commission – published its technical report on the EU taxonomy. The report sets out the basis for a future EU taxonomy in legislation. It presents the results of the development of an EU classification system for environmentally-sustainable economic activities (‘Taxonomy’).
The published report constitutes a positive evolution of the interim results, which were submitted to the stakeholders for the first and second rounds climate change mitigation activities and adaptation activities.
First quarter 2023 report. Data up to, and including, third quarter 2022
Brussels, 02 February 2023 – All downside factors that have materialised in the first half of last year have persisted, continuing to impact the European steel market. Apparent steel consumption is forecast to see a deeper-than-expected drop of -4.6% for 2022 (previously set at -3.5%). The outlook for 2023 also remains negative (-1.6%), paving the way for the fourth steel demand recession in five years. A modest recovery will be in sight in 2024 (+1.6%), though subject to high uncertainty. Despite a more general resilience of the EU economy, in the third quarter of 2022 apparent steel consumption reached its lowest level after the pandemic.