Sustainability Outlook European Union: Key Developments In EU Sustainability Law and Policy

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    Our European Public Policy team is pleased to share with you our monthly newsletter, which looks at key developments in EU sustainability law and policy.

    This month is a particularly packed issues as the European Commission has proposed a range of climate proposals. This month’s edition includes the following:

    • European Commission outlines priorities for the year ahead in the State of the Union speech.
    • European Commission publishes a roadmap on carbon removals.
    • European plastic manufacturers’ support for mandatory recycled content targets causes controversy.
    • European Commission discusses revision of the implementation of the End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive.
    • European Commission presents calculation rules for sorted waste.
    • European Commission consults on extended producer responsibility (EPR) in online sales.
    • European Commission launches a study on the unintentional release of microplastics.
    • ECHA updates authorisation formats to conform with recent court rulings.
    • European Commission intends to refuse some REACH authorisations for pitch, coal tar, high temperature.
    • ECHA presents a database of hazardous chemicals in products.
    • ECHA committee does not find sufficient evidence for risks from single-use baby diapers.
    • ECHA issues new guidance on the classification and labelling of titanium dioxide (TiO2).
    • European Parliament calls for phasing out animal testing.
    • European Commission plans an environmental implementation review.
    • European Commission presents examples for greening the competition policy.
    • European Commission replies to questions on limiting the environmental impact of the ICT sector.
    • European Court of Auditors recommends more sustainable finance.
    • Italy is set to implement the EU Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) with exceptions for bioplastics.
    • France launches a national circular economy strategy.