On 14th January, our President, Madsen Bent had a crucial talk with the shadow rapporteur of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), MEP Niels Fuglsang on how the EU can ensure the Fit for 55 ambition is socially just.
The Danish policymaker from the European Socialists and Democrats party acknowledged that public and social housing providers often walk a long and windy road before accessing funding. The challenge is even bigger before EU funding is in the hands of social actors because they need to respond fast to ever-growing housing needs. The green ambitions are high, but Niels Fuglsang also said that he will work to ensure that they go hand in hand with social sustainability.
Here, we remind you Housing Europe's position explaining why the decarbonisation of the social, cooperative and public housing by 2050 must mobilise local resources. You can also go back to the valuable findings of the recent study of Copenhagen Economics that looked at the Impact of Minimum Energy Performance Standards in the revision of the Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD).