The European Parliament will be dealing with climate goals, AI and the digital economy in 2023. In regards to digital transformation, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and data sharing are a few key points which will all be discussed by Parliament in 2023. MEPs will agree on a position on a legal framework for artificial intelligence in January, which aims to introduce a common regulatory and legal basis for artificial intelligence in line with EU values. The focus is on specific applications and possible risks. Rules on cryptocurrencies to protect consumers and establish safeguards against market manipulation and financial crime are on the agenda in February.
MEPs will also work on the Data Act, establishing common rules to regulate the sharing of data when using connected products or related services. The aim is to make it easier to switch between providers of cloud storage and other data processing services. It would also put in place safeguards against unlawful international data transfer by cloud service providers. In the wake of the global semiconductor shortage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Parliament will set out its position on the Chips Act, which aims to ensure that the EU has the essential skills, tools and technologies to become a leader in the field. The goal is to help achieve the digital and green transition as well as help boost production and avoid supply chain disruption.
Parliament will continue to work towards achieving climate neutrality in the EU by decarbonising all sectors of the economy. In order to achieve the goals in the Fit for 55 packages, MEPs will vote on new CO2 standards for cars and vans, the deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels, a new framework for an internal hydrogen market, the reduction of methane emissions and fluorinated greenhouse gases, new rules to prevent companies avoiding EU emission rules by moving elsewhere and more ambitious targets for the emissions trading system.
Renewable energy plays a fundamental role in delivering the European Green Deal: achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and creating more energy independence. The EU aims to raise the share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption to 40% by 2030 in order to achieve its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. Parliament will also work on more ambitious targets for reducing energy use at the EU level.
“The ERTICO Partnership has also identified Decarbonisation and the Energy crisis as well as Digitalisation of Transport as the priority fields on which an enhanced focus will be given in terms of innovation and deployment. As ITS is key to the digitalisation of transport and at the same time serves as the enabler for the greening of mobility, regulators and decision-makers will be turning to our sector for solutions and products. The ERTICO Office is currently conducting a survey collecting information on the ‘green’ products and services being developed or already on offer by ERTICO partners and will be ready to provide a good overview of the sector’s strength in supporting the Green Deal and other EU policy initiatives,” comments Dr Johanna Tzanidaki, Chief Innovation Officer at ERTICO – ITS Europe.
Source: European Parliament