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Sustainability should be at heart of EU competitiveness, say think-tanks

Workers installing solar panels on the roof of a Barcelona Metro building
Workers installing solar panels in Spain. The research paper calls, among other things, for a “competitive sustainability test” based on prioritising the green transition to ensure a competitive advantage for Europe, and a “European unity test” to check whether the deal benefits all EU regions (Photo: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg)

Better circularity and access to cheap renewables is vital to Europe’s future

If the EU is to improve its competitiveness with other countries, it should focus on developing a fully renewable power system and increasing circularity, says a briefing paper by sustainability researchers.

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