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Factsheet for measure PT-2021-53/2971 – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 29 December 2021|
|Context||Green Transition, Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Paula carrilho (CESIS)|
|Measure added||02 November 2022 (updated 14 November 2022)|
Under the Recovery and Resilience Programme [Programa de Recuperação e Resiliência - PRR), a set of investments and reforms aimed at restoring sustained economic growth after the pandemic was defined with several components: resilience, climate transition and digital transition.
The Ordinance 325-A/2021 of 29 December approves the regulation of the incentive system for the decarbonisation of industry.
As part of the climate transition dimension, the industry decarbonisation component is intended to leverage the decarbonisation of the industrial and business sector and bring about a paradigm shift in the use of resources by implementing measures of the 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan (Plano Nacional Energia e Clima 2021 -2030 - PNEC 2030) and helping accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.
The decarbonisation of industry has an investment of €750 million and is led by the Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (Agência para a Competitividade e Inovação, IAPMEI, I.P.).
It is applicable to all activities from 'Mining and Quarring' and 'Manufacturing' sectors that comply with the criteria defined in article 7 of the Ordinance 325-A/2021 of 29 December. The support threshold is €15 million per company and per project, with financial support rate that vary depending on the company size (small, medium and large companies).
The programme is structured for the development of projects in four areas:
According to the Ecosapo news (14 September 2022) in the first phase, the IAPMEI received 245 applications for the incentive for the decarbonisation of the industry: 123 from large companies; 84 from medium companies and 37 from small companies. One application was made by a micro-company.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
EU (Council, EC, EP)
Public support service providers
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement of social partners.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|B - Mining And Quarrying||B5 Mining of coal and lignite|
|B6 Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas|
|B7 Mining of metal ores|
|B8 Other mining and quarrying|
|B9 Mining support service activities|
|C - Manufacturing||C10 Manufacture of food products|
|C11 Manufacture of beverages|
|C12 Manufacture of tobacco products|
|C13 Manufacture of textiles|
|C14 Manufacture of wearing apparel|
|C15 Manufacture of leather and related products|
|C16 Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials|
|C17 Manufacture of paper and paper products|
|C18 Printing and reproduction of recorded media|
|C19 Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products|
|C20 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products|
|C21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations|
|C22 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products|
|C23 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products|
|C24 Manufacture of basic metals|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Industry Decarbonisation, measure PT-2021-53/2971 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2021-53_2971.html
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