14 July 2021
Consumers are set to benefit directly from a series of EU measures presented today by the European Commission to fight climate change. The proposals are part of the EU’s ‘Fit for 55 Package,’ the first major milestone in the delivery of the EU’s Green Deal.
23 June 2021
This 1 July, it will be the turn of Slovenia to take over the rotating presidency of the EU Council from Portugal. With our member organisation Zveza potrošnikov Slovenije (ZPS), we encourage the Slovenian government to make sure their six-month term at the helm of the EU will help to improve the lives of consumers.
04 June 2021
As part of its effort to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, the European Commission is expected to overhaul its automotive laws through its 'Fit for 55' package. Consumer behaviour is a make-or-break factor for the success of EU climate policy. Read BEUC's new position paper on curbing CO2 emissions and the future of automotive markets.
Our work areas
Consumers are increasingly willing to buy sustainable products, especially energy-efficient ones, in order to minimise their impact on the environment. All too often though, confusing information and a great variety of industry claims make this difficult. What makes it even more complicated is the lack of enough sustainable products in EU shops and that they are barely identifiable.
- Improve the sustainability of products by reducing their impact on the environment
- Give consumers the possibility to make informed and sustainable choices between different products using independent and verified labels (such as the Ecolabel). Unsustainable products to be taken off the market
- Reduce the carbon footprint of transport in Europe while ensuring consumers benefit from improved information and cost reductions