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

October 2021
Region: Europe

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’s edition includes the following summaries:

  • European Commission starts discussion of an “ecosystem” for energy-intensive industries.
  • European Commission adopts its Work Programme for 2022.
  • European Commission publishes a roadmap on bioplastics.
  • European Parliament adopts a resolution on methane emissions.
  • European Commission consults on the revision of EU rules on air quality.
  • EU adopts revised rules on access to justice in environmental matters.
  • European Commission starts the revision of rules on cosmetics.
  • European Commission starts the revision of rules on detergents.
  • Outgoing Executive Director of the ECHA shares his views on chemicals regulation.
  • European Commission prepares the second High Level Roundtable on the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.
  • European countries call for consumer protection and circularity of textiles.
  • European Parliament votes against the extension of pesticides approvals.
  • EU agencies launch parallel consultations on the initial scientific evaluations of glyphosate.
  • ECHA provides a guideline on the reduction of animal testing.
  • EU court dismisses an appeal against phthalates authorisation.
  • EU court decides against suspending rules on the marking of single-use plastic (SUP) beverage cups.
  • EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum publishes a report on energy use of cryptocurrencies.
  • France proposes to reinforce environmental regulation of digital technologies.
  • Dutch government consults on the draft regulation on SUPs.
  • France plans to regulate consumer information on environmental characteristics.
  • Italian government wants to postpone the plastic tax.