Sustainability Outlook European Union – June 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:

    • European Parliament demands the right to legislative initiative. 
    • European Commission updates legislative and policy timeline until the end of 2022. 
    • European Parliament agrees its position for ETS and CBAM after some controversy. 
    • Council adopts a position on ETS and Commission to consider including waste incineration from 2031.
    • European Parliament Committees object to labelling gas and nuclear activities as sustainable. 
    • European Commission updates the definition of nanomaterial. 
    • ECHA highlights progress on substances of concern and the need for harmonised classification.
    • Authorities of three Member States consider restricting skin sensitisers in consumer products.
    • European Commission considers EU audit system to enforcement chemicals regulation.
    • European Commission discusses tensions with IP rights under “one substance, one assessment”.
    • EU co-legislators agree to reduce limit values for POPs in waste.
    • EU Court dismisses claims on damages for wrong classification of CTPHT. 
    • European Commission releases new Blue Guide on the implementation of EU product rules
    • UK agency issues UK REACH Consolidated Report and Work Programme for 2022-2023 
    • UN countries agree on further regulating e-waste shipments and banning harmful chemicals. 
    • European Commission concludes evaluation of food contact materials legislation. 
    • European Commission consults on sustainable food systems initiative. 
    • European Parliament Committee adopts report on product safety rules. 
    • France implements extended producer responsibility for construction products and materials. 
    • UK authorities publish guidance to prepare for extended producer responsibility (EPR).
    • Slovenia suspends rules on extended producer responsibility (EPR).