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ECSP responds to the European Commission consultation on revising the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

In the context of the European Green Deal’s ambition to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission recently launched an open public consultation on revising the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD). The European Council of Shopping places has answered the consultation, providing the retail property sector’s view on important issues linked to the directive and feeding into the Commissions’ preparation of legislative proposals for its revision. ECSP’s full answer is available here.

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Let’s Talk #3: Shopping Matters – The future of the listed real estate sector

Welcome to the third in our series of podcasts from the European Council of Shopping Places and its members. This week Joost Koomen, ECSP’s Secretary General, is joined by Dominique Moerenhout, the CEO of EPRA, the European Public Real Estate Association. The speakers discussed the current challenges of the real estate sector and the way the European market can recover. A recovery which might come sooner than you expect!

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10 key takeaways from ECSP’s webinar on buildings for a greener future

Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate emergency has not gone away. Europe’s real estate sector is facing rising expectations as the EU shines a spotlight on Europe’s largest energy user and GHG emitter. On 9 June, ECSP hosted the first of a series of events on ESG, inviting several senior experts to discuss what is on the broader sustainability agenda and what the retail property industry should

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Making Europe’s retail real estate Paris proof

While the pandemic still rages, the climate crisis hasn’t gone away. Retail property has an important part to play in reducing emissions and build back better. ECSP’s secretary general Joost Koomen outlines what needs to be done to help deliver energy targets and become Paris-proof and carbon neutral by 2050. Access the full article in ACROSS Magazine.

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Covid-19

ECSP identifies 5 priorities to help support Europe’s retail property sector

On 29 March 2021, the European Council of Shopping Places released a position paper responding to the financial impact of Covid-19 on the retail property sector. The uncertainty of repeated lockdowns, the inconsistent approach of different governments, and the overly onerous focus on retail property owners to support an industry in crisis is not sustainable. In its paper, ECSP calls on the relevant authorities to urgently consider the following measures

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