Who we are

Likeminded associations committed to climate neutrality following the “we can – we want – we will” approach.

A European Net Zero Alliance (ENZA) allows teamwork between likeminded organisations from across all sectors and covering the whole value chain who can deliver the energy transition through a common approach. The members of these organisations are committed to climate neutrality following the “we can – we want – we will” approach.

ENZA will allow stronger stakeholder alignment on policy options and support decision makers to identify the most comprehensive, impactful, and cost-efficient solutions for climate mitigation. This new platform will seek to promote progressive and sustainable crosscutting solutions with a strong EU footprint.

In this regard a platform of this nature should have a simple mission and not a complicated work programme.

It is proposed that organisations that sign up to this platform commit to:

1. The achievement of climate neutrality in the EU by 2050 at the latest, through clear and identifiable achievement of the 2030 and intermediate energy and climate objectives that will help manage our common carbon budget in a cost-effective way.

2. A pragmatic approach allowing different technologies to build on and support each other through the identification of synergies related to system integration that can accelerate the delivery of climate neutrality.

3. A just transition for all EU communities and citizens, so that no-one is left behind throughout this transition. This can be enabled through the creation of quality jobs providing additional stability, security and improved standards of living for the EU workforce.

4. A cost-effective transition which builds on using existing infrastructures, with the option of retrofitting where feasible, and on building new infrastructures where needed.

5. The promotion of digitalisation across the value chain, thereby enabling citizen and businesses empowerment and placing them at the core of the energy transition through centralised and decentralised solutions.

6. A strong industrial strategy to enhance the competitiveness of EU industries, including those that are energy intensive, and their underpinning value chains. This will also be decisive in reinforcing the EU’s global industrial leadership in clean technologies.

7. Strong EU based agricultural, forest and manufacturing sectors, built on circularity and innovative technologies, as well as rare earths and raw materials able to provide sustainable, low-carbon solutions to deliver on our climate ambition and to provide adequate solutions for society, citizens and businesses.

8. A global approach to energy, building on mutually reinforcing policies, coherent sustainability criteria and trade across the neighbourhood and beyond thereby supporting both EU and non-EU countries in delivering on their own climate targets.

9. Strong policies and financing tools that support innovation, research, development and deployment of climate mitigating technologies in Europe and contribute to strengthen the global leadership of European industry in these strategic sectors.

10. The Sustainable Development Goals across their respective value chains and encourage companies in delivering them.