Joint Statement on a European Sustainable Carbon Policy Package

The chemical industry is a supplier of components for essential products such as medicines, plastics, paint, mattresses and batteries. At the moment, these products mainly consist of fossil raw materials, such as oil and natural gas. For circular and climate-neutral production by 2050, a switch to sustainable raw materials is needed. In order to make this transition from fossil to sustainable raw materials in the chemical industry, policies are needed on the EU-level. The Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Ireland and France call upon the European Commission to put forward such a policy package on sustainable carbon which should include policy on market creation, sustainable carbon availability and level playing field instruments.