Our European Public Policy team is pleased to share with you the May edition of our monthly newsletter, Sustainability Outlook – European Union which looks at key developments in EU sustainability law and policy.
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This month’s edition includes the following:
- EU Commissioner rejects call of Parliamentarian to delay new legislation due to Ukraine war.
- European Parliament Committee wants to include waste incineration in more ambitious ETS.
- European Parliament Committee wants to expand Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism to aluminium, hydrogen, plastic and chemicals, as well as indirect emissions.
- European Parliament Committee takes position on woody biomass.
- European Chemicals Agency reports on assessing regulatory needs of 1,900 substances amid the pandemic.
- ECHA committee concludes that classifying glyphosate as a carcinogen is not justified, while EU agencies update timelines for their assessments.
- EFSA seeks comments on phthalates in food contact materials.
- European Commission intends to reduce presence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
- European Commission consults on the revision of waste rules.
- European Commission consults on the evaluation of environmental liability rules.
- European Parliament wants to clarify the scope of the Machinery Regulation.
- EU Advocate General opines that Member States may be liable for damages resulting from air pollution.
- Parliamentary body finds that the UK will need another four years until full capacity to regulate chemicals post-Brexit.
- France regulates consumer information on environmental characteristics.
- Spain plans to update packaging waste rules.