FIEC: Spotlight on carbon

By Mike Hayes26 May 2021

Shortly after the launch of the European Green Deal in 2019, FIEC reported in this column that we were trying to anticipate what the policy makers would do about carbon in construction.

There were rumours about including construction in the Emissions Trading System (ETS). We knew that the issue would not go away and sooner or later, the EU institutions would stop merely talking about carbon in construction and start regulating.

Fast forward to the present and we can see better where policy is heading. The first big legislative proposal for FIEC’s Technical Commission is out of the starting blocks.

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