Sustainability Outlook European Union – March 2022

April 2022
Region: Europe

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.