ECN’s Feedback on the Commission’s EU Taxonomy Environmental Delegated Act

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ECN's Feedback on the Commission's EU Taxonomy Environmental Delegated Act

The ECN welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Commission’s proposal for an Environmental Delegated Act in the framework of the EU Taxonomy Regulation, which establishes a classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities.

Specifically, the ECN would like to submit its feedback on ANNEX II of the draft delegated act focusing on determining the conditions under which an economic activity qualifies as contributing substantially to the transition to a circular economy. As representatives of the biowaste recycling sector and promoters of sustainable resource use through the application of high-quality compost and digestate in agriculture, horticulture, and landscaping, ECN fully supports the shift towards a circular model generating benefits to all three dimensions of sustainability.

Composting and anaerobic digestion processes create multiple positive environmental effects that help achieve different objectives and targets set by the European Green Deal, thus we first and foremost welcome the recognition of their contribution to these goals with their inclusion in the list of environmentally sustainable economic activities.

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