frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy

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    Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law, procedure and policy.

    This month’s edition includes the following:

    • COVID 19: Amendments to requirements for face coverings introduced
    • Court of Appeal rules on proportionality of proceeds of crime awards 
    • The government has launched an independent review of the judicial review process
    • Landmark Irish court decision on climate change
    • Climate Change Agreement scheme extended until March 2025
    • DEFRA has issued details of how it will monitor and evaluate the progress of its 2018 Resources and Waste Strategy, and consults on waste management plan
    • Government sets out priorities for new Environment Bill targets
    • DEFRA has issued a consultation on due diligence on ‘forest risk commodities’
    • Government consults on taking action on climate risk: improving governance and reporting by occupational pension schemes
    • The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill is due to be tabled in the first week of September
    • Amendments to the EU poison centre notification rules have been adopted
    • Stakeholders comment on plan of the European Commission to revise EU packaging rules
    • The Commission proposes EU position on Basel Convention on Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes
    • Commission is expected to adopt new EU-wide deadlines for updates to REACH registrations