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Achieving the goals of COP26: the work starts now

17 Nov 2021
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate

The COP26 conference in Glasgow ended with 197 parties redoubling their commitment to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and finance. In a nod to the importance of multilateralism in the face of a global crisis, the EU and the US played a significant role alongside the conference host, the UK, in brokering global consensus on climate goals.

Advancing circular solutions

12 Nov 2021
All Committees
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

As a leading producer of chemicals, polymers, fuels and technologies that advance solutions to global challenges, circularity is a key priority for LyondellBasell. Learn how by helping to conserve finite resources and retain their value for as long as possible, they are able to support the objectives of the EU Green Deal while reducing waste across the value chain. 

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay.

Remaking the bed: mattress recycling

12 Nov 2021
All Committees
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

In Europe, 30 million mattresses are thrown away each year. Stacked in a single pile, they would be 678 times taller than Mount Everest. With its RENUVA initiative, Dow is able to advance circular solutions by taking foam from discarded mattresses and turning it back into its raw material (polyol) through chemical recycling. 

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay.

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The Green Aerospace Team in Figeac, France

8 Nov 2021
All Committees
Transport, Energy & Climate

In 2019, the EU Green Deal introduced specific targets to reduce transport emissions. However, Collins Aerospace has been supporting the reduction of the aerospace industry's carbon footprint for several decades now. Read more about the research and development programme in Figeac, France advancing the state of the art high-performance propellers.

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay.

EU and US reach deal on steel and aluminium tariff dispute

3 Nov 2021
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs
Transatlantic Task Force

On Sunday, 31 October, the EU and the US announced a pause in the transatlantic trade dispute over steel and aluminium tariffs. The US will partially remove Section 232 tariffs (up to historic trade volumes), while the EU will suspend its retaliatory measures. Both sides also agreed to start negotiations on a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium.

Trust, cooperation and optimism- the transatlantic digital economy

3 Nov 2021
Digital Economy
Financial Services
Future of Work, Education & Skills
Trade & External Affairs

Data has become the primary driver of our digitalised economy, and it impacts every facet of our lives. In fact, it is estimated that by the end of 2021 alone, 60% of the global GDP will be digitalised. Knowing this, AmCham EU hosted the 9th edition of its annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference on Thursday, 28 October. This year’s event featured discussions on how private and public entities can channel the power of data to fuel Europe’s digital decade and foster transatlantic ties.

Shift towards zero-emission and digital mobility supports Green Deal objectives

3 Nov 2021
All Committees
Transport, Energy & Climate

Ford is committed to playing their part in reducing CO2 emissions and intend to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050. Read our interview with Stuart Rowley, President, Ford of Europe to learn more about the company’s transition to all electric passenger vehicles in Europe.

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay

Bio-LNG powered trucks gather momentum

3 Nov 2021
All Committees
Transport, Energy & Climate

As times – and the climate – are changing, the truck sector continues its journey towards sustainable mobility. CNH Industrial’s continued investment in developing biofuel-compatible vehicles reaffirms the company’s commitment to supporting the EU’s Green Deal ambitions. Read about the benefits IVECO biogas-fuelled trucks have for innovation, consumers and climate neutrality.

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay

The sky is the limit with sustainable aviation fuels

3 Nov 2021
All Committees
Transport, Energy & Climate

Decarbonising aviation efforts have intensified in Europe and Boeing stands ready to collaborate with the EU to advance sustainable aviation fuels. Read about Boeing’s multi-faceted sustainability strategy and their commitment to making flying more economical for airlines, more affordable for consumers and better for the planet.  

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay

The key to success in the digital age

2 Nov 2021
Digital Economy

Global data flows contribute more to world-wide growth than global trade in goods. With 60% of the world’s GDP digitalised by the end of 2021, data is becoming increasingly essential for doing business. Jeremy Rollison (Microsoft), Vice-Chair, Digital Economy Committee, AmCham EU shares the key ingredient companies need to make the most of the EU’s digital decade.

AmCham EU Executive Council holds plenary with top EU officials

2 Nov 2021
All Committees
Plenary Meeting

The Executive Council of AmCham EU held their annual Fall Plenary with top officials for the very first time in a hybrid format. The group brings together senior business executives responsible for the European operations of some of AmCham EU’s member companies and is chaired by Chris Delaney, President, EMEA, Goodyear. Discussions over the two days focused on the economic recovery and resilience, European Green Deal, Fit for 55, the transatlantic relationship and COP26.

#CyberSecMonth – enhancing Europe's cyber resilience

2 Nov 2021
All Committees
Digital Economy
Future of Work, Education & Skills
Security, Defence & Space

With European Cybersecurity Month coming to a close, we are taking a closer look at one of the key cybersecurity issues worth following in Brussels, the Directive on Security of Network and Information systems (NIS 2 Directive). Florian Pennings (Microsoft), Issue Lead, Cybersecurity, Digital Economy Committee, AmCham EU shared his insights on how the NIS 2 can help enhance Europe's cyber resilience.

Data: fuelling small and medium-sized enterprises

2 Nov 2021
All Committees
Digital Economy

We met up with local start-ups to discuss how data is crucial to their work in improving the health and well-being of their clients. Sébastien Deletaille, Co-founder and CEO, Rosa shared some of the challenges start-ups face when it comes to data and how data can foster innovation. Meanwhile Stéphanie Roland, Founder and CEO, Nutrinomics gave her recommendations on how data can help the start-up community grow.

Mind the gap: the impact of Brexit on business

29 Oct 2021
All Committees
EU-UK Task Force

With the UK now a ‘third country’ outside of the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union, what are the gaps the businesses now face when operating between the two jurisdictions?

This was the question that was put to panellists of LOW Europe’s ‘Mind the gap’ debate on Wednesday, 27 October, on the occasion of the launch of their new report.

COP26: US business views

29 Oct 2021
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate
Sustainable Finance Task Force

Described as the event to ’set the trajectory for future generations’ and serve as the ‘last, best chance of making progress’, the United Nations Climate Change conference in Glasgow, otherwise known as COP26, looks set to mark an inflection point in the battle against climate change.  

COP26: transatlantic business committed to climate action

29 Oct 2021
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate
Sustainable Finance Task Force

Spanning over 13 days from 31 October to 12 November, and bringing together world leaders, thousands of negotiators, government representatives, academics, businesses, and citizens – COP26 looks set to be a monumental event in context of the global climate agenda. 

COP26: how can business contribute to its success?

28 Oct 2021
All Committees
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate

On Friday 22 October, in anticipation of the forthcoming COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, AmCham EU hosted a webinar bringing together business representatives to exchange views and deep dive into what role business can play in its success. An esteemed panel comprising of Susan Danger (AmCham EU), Frank Heemskerk (European Round Table for Industry), Norine Kennedy (United States Council for International Business), and Gary Litman (US Chamber of Commerce) provided much food for thought in a discussion that was deftly moderated by Leah Charpentier (First Solar).

HERA: what is the future of the European pandemic preparedness response?

25 Oct 2021
Healthcare
Plenary Meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the need for a coordinated pan-European response to health emergencies. On Tuesday, 19 September, AmCham EU hosted a Plenary meeting to address the future of the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) and the lessons that can be learned from the American Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).

Ambassador Kathrine Tai at AmCham EU

AmCham EU hosts Ambassador Katherine Tai

25 Oct 2021
All Committees
Transatlantic Task Force

On Thursday, 21 October, AmCham EU hosted a roundtable meeting with Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative. Representatives of BusinessEurope also joined the conversation. The roundtable featured a discussion on the Trade and Technology Council (TTC), how the transatlantic partnership can further the global sustainability agenda and the overall EU-US relationship in the context of the global multilateral trading system. Ahead of the first ministerial meeting of the TTC, AmCham EU released a set of dedicated papers detailing its recommendations for EU-US cooperation across a range of areas.

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#ThinkB4UClick – tips for staying safe online

25 Oct 2021
All Committees
Digital Economy

Every year October marks #CyberSecMonth, the European Union’s campaign to promote digital safety and security online. Coordinated by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), the initiative gathers support from the public and private sector, all in the name of improving Europe’s cyber resilience. To help raise awareness, we asked Aliki Foinikopoulou (Salesforce), Vice-Chair, Digital Economy Committee, AmCham EU to give us her top tips and tricks on how to stay safe online.

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