Sustainability Outlook European Union – March 2022

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    Our European Public Policy team is pleased to share with you our monthly horizon scan of key developments in EU sustainability law and policy.

    This month’s newsletter is a packed edition including the following:

    • EU adopts Environmental Action Programme until 2030.
    • European Commission details its environmental policy work for 2022.
    • European Parliament committee agrees with extension of ETS market stability reserve rules.
    • European Parliament proposes central CBAM authority to supervise carbon leakage system.
    • European Commission proposes broad Ecodesign framework for products.
    • European Commission presents new Textiles Strategy to tackle fast fashion and textile waste.
    • European Commission proposes rules to ban greenwashing.
    • European Commission puts new rules on recycled plastic food contact materials to a vote.
    • European Commission opens feedback period for rules on supply chain due diligence.
    • EU legislators to start negotiations on the new rules on batteries.
    • European Commission Platform on Sustainable Finance recommends further taxonomy criteria.
    • European Commission report considers measures to phase-out PVC.
    • European Commission discusses stepwise approach to essential uses of chemicals.
    • European Commission considers requiring environmental footprint information in REACH.
    • European Commission finds lack of evidence to exclude polyesters from REACH registration.
    • European Commission seeks comments on rules on detergents.
    • European Commissions seeks comments on rules on toys.
    • European Commission seeks comments on rules on hazardous substances in electronics.
    • EU strengthens protection of workers from dangerous chemicals.
    • European Commission launches initiative to streamline work among chemical agencies.
    • EU Court confirms identification of GenX as substances of very high concern.
    • UK government consults on environmental targets for England.
    • UK government updates proposals on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging.
    • UK Competition and Markets Authority provides sustainability advice to government.
    • ClientEarth sends pre-action letter on duties regarding energy transition to Shell’s board.