Climate change is one of the greatest threats to humanity today, with potentially disastrous consequences in the near future. It is urgent and essential to act in order to change the current course of events and ensure a sustainable way of life and the survival of the planet.
To tackle these challenges, the European Union committed to take action and implement new laws and regulations so that Europe becomes the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
And to reach the 2050 decarbonization goal, the EU is adopting very important legislation, all part of the European Green Deal, to tailor the EU’s climate, industry, energy, data, transport and taxation policies into reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% in 2030, compared to 1990 levels.
Like every challenge, this one also represents an opportunity. And it is the perfect occasion to carry out a transformation of the economy and society, with new ways of thinking and creating new investments and jobs, adapted to the new reality.
Decarbonisation is a global problem that requires a global response and covers many sectors, from industry to energy, from agriculture to transport, from construction to trade. Achieving this transition will require a fair amount of digitisation, as the new legislative acts will impact also on how product data should be organised, structured and shared.
GS1 in Europe is proactively addressing the impact of these changes on the relevant sectors. It not only anticipates the potential effects but also serves as a valuable ally to international institutions, effectively bridging the divide between regulatory mandates and industry demands.