Environment: Wastewater matters too: Orgalim’s recommendations for the revision of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive
Extreme weather conditions, the presence of new contaminants and obsolete existing water infrastructure have been identified as some of the main challenges to wastewater treatment capacities. At the same time, 80% of waste water in the world is currently discarded without sufficient cleaning and proper treatment, further impacting and posing a threat to marine and water ecosystems. To alleviate these pressures and enable progress in adequately treated wastewater and overall freshwater quality, Orgalim, Europe’s Technology Industries, advocates for the sustainable use and management of water in Europe.
Environment: Think Blue: Orgalim recommendations for the improvement of the Water Framework Directive
Nowadays, only 40% of Europe’s waters are in good ecological health. Climate change, and competing water uses closely linked to population growth and insufficient water treatment, have been some of the main challenges determining the current status of Europe’s freshwaters. To alleviate these persisting environmental pressures and increase the percentage of good water quality, Orgalim, Europe’s Technology Industries, advocates for the sustainable use and management of water in Europe.
Energy & Climate: Delivering the Green Deal: the role of energy infrastructure
We welcome the revision of the TEN-E regulation as an opportunity to make the regulatory framework fit for purpose to support the ongoing fundamental clean energy and digital transformations. The TEN-E regulation sets the infrastructure priorities for the EU via the identification of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs), but it does not consider the Paris Agreement, the Clean Energy Package and EU 2050 climate neutrality strategy - significant political and policy developments that have happened since its adoption.
Europe’s technology industries hit hard by coronavirus at a most vulnerable time
Manufacturing in the Euro-area experienced a substantial deterioration in its business cycle as the impact of Covid-19 hit both the demand and supply sides of the technology industry. In the industries represented by Orgalim – a substantial part of the European technology industry – the reduction in output was unprecedentedly strong, overtaking that experienced during the financial crisis of 2008-2009.
Tackling the COVID-19 crisis
The COVID-19 outbreak represents an unprecedented situation for all of us. Orgalim, is closely monitoring the situation and has put in place several exceptional measures to ensure the safety of our staff and stakeholders, and continuity in the support of our members through the crisis. Our work to support our industry continues uninterrupted.