2030 Framework on Climate and Energy Policies
The European Commission adopted a Green Paper on "A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies". This document launched a public consultation addressing a wide-range of issues such as the type, nature and level of potential climate and energy targets for 2030, but also on other important aspects of EU energy policy in a 2030 perspective. The 2030 framework aims to build on the experience and lessons learnt from the 2020 framework and will identify where improvements can be made. UEAPME replied to the Public Consultation in July 2013. In UEAPME’s opinion, a 2030 climate and energy framework must put growth, jobs and the competitiveness of the European economy at the centre. Europe must remain an attractive business location which offers predictability to businesses and favourable legislative and policy measures for SMEs as the main job creators.