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With the adoption of its Greening Action Plan 2021-2022, ACER pledges to reduce its own carbon footprint as an organisation.

ACER-Greening-Action-PlaACER’s desire to become greener and more digital as an organisation is not surprising for an EU Agency that plays such a pivotal role in the delivery of Europe’s ambition to be climate neutral by 2050.

Decarbonising the energy sector is a core pillar of the European Green Deal. Europe’s decarbonisation goals relies on integrated European energy markets. This lies at the heart of ACER’s work. Safe and sustainable energy is in turn a key enabler of a competitive and climate-neutral EU economy.

What’s in the ACER Greening Action Plan 2021-2022?

ACER has adopted its first Greening Action Plan identifying 17 concrete actions that aim to reduce the Agency’s carbon footprint in the course of 2021 and 2022, with a strong cross-departmental effort.

This commitment shows ACER’s readiness to implement concrete greening actions, and to support the efforts of its staff and members embracing innovation and sustainable ways of working.

ACER actions fall into six thematic action domains, inspired by the European Commission’s Feasibility and Scoping Study for the Commission to Become Climate Neutral by 2030:

  • Design sustainable buildings and working space;
  • Optimise energy consumption and systems for buildings;
  • Reconsider air travel and promote sustainable travel modes;
  • Reduce commuting emissions for transport and mobility;
  • Reduce GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions from purchase and consumption;
  • Manage and communicate for other sources of emissions.

The Agency was invited by its Administrative Board to prepare its first Greening Action Plan for 2021-2022.

ACER’s Greening Action Plan details the current state of play as well as the planned actions of the Agency factoring in the available resources.

Read more on the ACER Greening Action Plan (2021-2022).