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Mind the gap: the impact of Brexit on business

29 Oct 2021
All Committees
EU-UK

With the UK now a ‘third country’ outside of the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union, what are the gaps the businesses now face when operating between the two jurisdictions?

This was the question that was put to panellists of LOW Europe’s ‘Mind the gap’ debate on Wednesday, 27 October, on the occasion of the launch of their new report.

COP26: US business views

29 Oct 2021
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate
Sustainable Finance

Described as the event to ’set the trajectory for future generations’ and serve as the ‘last, best chance of making progress’, the United Nations Climate Change conference in Glasgow, otherwise known as COP26, looks set to mark an inflection point in the battle against climate change.  

COP26: transatlantic business committed to climate action

29 Oct 2021
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate
Sustainable Finance

Spanning over 13 days from 31 October to 12 November, and bringing together world leaders, thousands of negotiators, government representatives, academics, businesses, and citizens – COP26 looks set to be a monumental event in context of the global climate agenda. 

COP26: how can business contribute to its success?

28 Oct 2021
All Committees
Environment
Trade & External Affairs
Transport, Energy & Climate

On Friday 22 October, in anticipation of the forthcoming COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, AmCham EU hosted a webinar bringing together business representatives to exchange views and deep dive into what role business can play in its success. An esteemed panel comprising of Susan Danger (AmCham EU), Frank Heemskerk (European Round Table for Industry), Norine Kennedy (United States Council for International Business), and Gary Litman (US Chamber of Commerce) provided much food for thought in a discussion that was deftly moderated by Leah Charpentier (First Solar).

HERA: what is the future of the European pandemic preparedness response?

25 Oct 2021
Healthcare
Plenary Meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the need for a coordinated pan-European response to health emergencies. On Tuesday, 19 September, AmCham EU hosted a Plenary meeting to address the future of the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) and the lessons that can be learned from the American Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).

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AmCham EU hosts Ambassador Katherine Tai

25 Oct 2021
All Committees
Transatlantic

On Thursday, 21 October, AmCham EU hosted a roundtable meeting with Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative. Representatives of BusinessEurope also joined the conversation. The roundtable featured a discussion on the Trade and Technology Council (TTC), how the transatlantic partnership can further the global sustainability agenda and the overall EU-US relationship in the context of the global multilateral trading system. Ahead of the first ministerial meeting of the TTC, AmCham EU released a set of dedicated papers detailing its recommendations for EU-US cooperation across a range of areas.

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#ThinkB4UClick – tips for staying safe online

25 Oct 2021
All Committees
Digital Economy

Every year October marks #CyberSecMonth, the European Union’s campaign to promote digital safety and security online. Coordinated by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), the initiative gathers support from the public and private sector, all in the name of improving Europe’s cyber resilience. To help raise awareness, we asked Aliki Foinikopoulou (Salesforce), Vice-Chair, Digital Economy Committee, AmCham EU to give us her top tips and tricks on how to stay safe online.

Fuelling the transport revolution

21 Oct 2021
All Committees
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

A global leader in vehicle charging networks, ChargePoint is contributing to fulfilling the objectives of the EU’s sustainable agenda. With its smart charging stations, they’re able to adapt the charging cycle of electric vehicles to the conditions of the power system and the needs of vehicle users, unleash powerful synergies between clean transport and low-carbon electricity.

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay

Sustainable Zero-Emission Logistics

21 Oct 2021
All Committees
Environment
Transport, Energy & Climate

As population, urbanisation and e-commerce all continue to grow, the number of commercial vans and trucks on the roads is increasing rapidly. The segment’s contribution to overall transport emissions is an important consideration in the shift towards greener transport. As a global logistics organisation operating a large ground fleet, UPS’ primary focus is on reducing emissions and congestion by rolling out a number of sustainable solutions across the globe.

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay

EPRS podcast: The EU-US Transatlantic Technology Council

18 Oct 2021
All Committees

Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU recently joined the European Parliament Research Service’s podcast for a discussion on the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC). The episode highlights the important step the TTC brings in bridging gaps and advancing a future-oriented agenda focused on strategic areas and new ways of cooperation. The TTC offers an opportunity to strengthen the world’s largest economic relationship with the EU and US setting global standards together.

Bronze award: International Association of the Year

15 Oct 2021
All Committees

AmCham EU is pleased to announce that it has won bronze in the ‘Association Excellence Awards' category of ‘International association of the year’. Over the last year, AmCham EU and its members adjusted to the uncertainties brought by the pandemic and innovated to ensure improved productivity in a hybrid setting. The recognition reminds us that the association has not only been successful in adapting to the ‘new normal’ but has also remained a highly-valued policy partner.

G20 tax reform

G20: international tax deal shows multilateralism works

14 Oct 2021
All Committees
Tax

On Wednesday, 13 October, G20 Finance Ministers endorsed the political agreement reached last week by 136 countries to reform the international corporate tax framework. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) generally supports the OECD Inclusive Framework deal, but urges further detailed work in order to ensure that the agreement succeeds in stabilising the international tax system and addressing challenges arising from the digitalisation of the global economy. 

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Town Hall on the Economic Recovery with Maria Teresa Fabregas Fernandez

11 Oct 2021
All Committees

On Monday, 11 October, AmCham EU hosted a Town Hall meeting on the Economic Recovery with Maria Teresa Fabregas Fernandez, Director, Recovery and Resilience Task Force, European Commission. During the meeting, we discussed the status of the EU’s recovery plan and what companies can do to help contribute to Europe’s recovery. 

Visit investing in Europe’s recovery to check out our contribution in the areas of the Green Deal, the digital landscape, healthcare, trade and the Single Market.

Cargill regenerative agriculture

Regenerative agriculture for more sustainable farming

11 Oct 2021
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment

Investing in soil health systems is how agriculture can help enhance farmer livelihoods while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving biodiversity, improving water quality and increasing drought resilience. In Europe, Cargill is working with Soil Capital on a project to help farmers in Belgium and France adopt regenerative agriculture practices like cover crops and reduced tillage through the use of a carbon farm management system, which helps farmers identify the best management practices to maximise the profitability of their land while minimising their greenhouse gas emissions.

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay.

New Holland’s methane-powered tractor

Towards carbon-free farming with bio-methane

11 Oct 2021
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment

New Holland Agriculture, part of the CNH Industrial group, has pioneered sustainable, innovative solutions through its Clean Energy Leader strategy. One strand of its research activity has focused on using bio-methane generated from agricultural waste to power farming equipment, with the aim of achieving carbon-free agricultural operations. This led to the development of New Holland’s methane-powered tractor, an all-purpose machine that can be used for a wide range of tasks – field work, jobs around the farm yard and pulling trailers.

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay

Herbalife plant-based proteins

Plant proteins to support sustainable food systems

11 Oct 2021
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment

Plant-based protein products already have several innovative applications, from sport nutrition to food for the elderly, and even in patients’ diets. Plant proteins are also a key nutritional building block in Herbalife meal replacements and protein shakes, and they can play a major role in feeding the world’s growing population in the coming decades.

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay

Sustainable refrigerants

Sustainable refrigerants

11 Oct 2021
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment

Sustainable refrigerants such as Chemours’ Opteon™ XL and Opteon™ and Opteon™ XP can bring significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions as well as complying with the EU’s ever-more stringent environmental regulations in a wide variety of sectors covered by the EU’s Green Deal. That is because refrigerants based on HFO (Hydrofluoroolefins) have zero Ozone Depletion (ODP) potential and lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), placing them among the most environmentally sustainable refrigerants on the market.

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay

Associations and the ‘new normal’

7 Oct 2021
All Committees

The global pandemic has heavily impacted the way the EU bubble operates. On Tuesday, 5 October, Susan Danger, CEO, AmCham EU, took part in a hybrid event organised by EURACTIV to discuss how COVID-19 transformed the activities of Brussels-based organisations. She was joined by fellow association leaders, with whom she shared key trends and learnings from the pandemic. She also explored possibilities to strengthen the service offering of trade associations in a hybrid environment.

 

Commitment and action to deliver on the EU forest protection objective

6 Oct 2021
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment

The EU Green Deal promotes halting deforestation and ecosystem degradation that result from unsustainable agricultural practices.  

Find out how Cargill is taking action in its cocoa, palm oil and soy supply chains in order to achieve the company’s commitment of 100% deforestation-and conversion-free supply chains by 2030. 

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay

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Protecting crops - and the environment

5 Oct 2021
All Committees
Agriculture & Food
Environment

We need to protect our crops from fungal diseases. Gowan is developing natural solutions that contribute to reducing the use of chemical fungicides and boosting innovation.

Read how this family-owned company supports the targets of the EU Biodiversity Strategy. 

Learn more at The Green Way and join the conversation on Twitter with #EUGreenWay

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