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EU taxonomy stakeholder request mechanism

In order to address suggestions from stakeholders regarding activities in the EU taxonomy, the Platform on Sustainable Finance together with the Commission set up the stakeholder request mechanism.

The below questionnaire allows stakeholders to submit suggestions based on scientific and/or technical evidence on new economic activities that could be added to the EU taxonomy or on potential revisions of technical screening criteria of existing activities.

The stakeholder request mechanism will be continuously running, allowing respondents to submit their input at any given time. On 15 December 2023, all submitted requests received will be processed by the Platform’s Technical Working Group. After 15 December, the tool will continue to run, and a second cut-off-date will be communicated as soon as possible. The Commission and the Platform will regularly monitor the tool.

The Platform will analyse and consider relevant requests in the context of their recommendations on potential revisions of the EU taxonomy and/or additional economic activities, as part of the work of the Platform’s Technical Working Group.

Due to resource constraints, the Platform together with the Commission can choose to prioritise a certain number of activities that it will work on. Therefore, in developing the recommendations to the Commission, the Platform may decide not to prioritise certain activities, even though the submitted requests were substantiated with the necessary evidence and the suggested changes/new activities complied with the requirements of the Taxonomy Regulation. The Platform may decide on an appropriate sequence of how the submitted non-prioritised requests would be handled over time, considering their impact, urgency and other factors, as well as the working capacity of the Platform overall. In 2024, the Platform's Technical Working Group will provide a summary of the requests received, how they were assessed and what recommendations the Platform made on the basis of the requests.

The Commission will assess the Platform’s recommendations and decide on the need to amend the EU taxonomy in future delegated acts. The Commission is not bound by the feedback submitted through the stakeholder request mechanism nor by the recommendations of the Platform.

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