The EU Green Week is one of the main European events dedicated to environmental policy, which occurs yearly. In 2022, the priority was given to “the European Green Deal – the EU’s sustainable and transformative growth strategy for a resource-efficient and climate-neutral Europe by 2050“. In that context, from May 30 to June 5, 2022, various virtual events, two days of conferences and several virtual exhibitions were organised.
The European Green Week initiative
The EU Green Week is a key event in the EU environment policy calendar. This annual opportunity to debate and discuss European environmental policy attracts policymakers, leading environmentalists, stakeholders and other interested parties from across Europe and the globe.
This year, the European Green week focused on the European Green Deal. It was articulated around a high level debate on what happens to the EU environmental policy in times of crisis and three important aspects of the transformation: circular economy, zero pollution, and biodiversity. Dedicated events were organized throughout the week by the European Commission, but also by independent entities.
AFTER-BIOCHEM is a great example of how the bio-based industry is helping to replace non-renewable fossil resources and accelerate the chemical industry transition to circularity : The project will optimizie resources efficiency and therefore support the EU’s Circular Economy action plan. It will reduce significantly the carbon footprint of carboxylic acids production comparing to petrochemicals carboxylic acids production.