IEU Environment Telegram 16 July 2020

Our telegram headlines today*: 

WATER COOPERATION: 

  • Enhancing transboundary water cooperation is crucial for accelerating progress towards SDG6: UNECE commits to help closing the current governance gap +++ 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

  • DRAFT OPINION on New Circular Economy Action Plan - PE655.632v01-00 +++ 

PLANETARY RESOURCES: 

  • At a Glance - Decoupling economic growth from environmental harm - 16-07-2020 +++ 

COVID-19 SPECIAL

  • State aid: Commission approves €77 million Dutch scheme to support the development and implementation of e-health applications in the context of the coronavirus outbreak 
  • Coronavirus: European Commission calls for action in protecting seasonal workers
  • Strengthened legislation is needed to protect seasonal workers. S&Ds welcome Commissioner Schmit's guidelines
  • Briefing - Assessment of COVID-19 surveillance case definitions and data reporting in the European Union - 16-07-2020

GREEN RECOVERY

  • Coronavirus response: EESC calls for swift approval of EU recovery plan

REACH

  • AmCham EU Position paper - REACH Restriction: Essential use criteria in the context of socio-economic impact analysis when unacceptable risk is demonstrated

CHEMICALS

  • Grüne/EFA: Save the Date: Europäische Chemiewende – nachhaltig, wettbewerbsfähig, schadstofffrei
  • Corporate Europe Observatory: Leaked EU chemical strategy exposes corporate capture

PFAS

  • AmCham EU Position paper - Grouping of PFAS: Regulation by distinct PFAS classes is scientifically superior to classification by a broad PFAS group

GLYPHOSATE

  • Glyphosate: CJEU Opinion of Advocate General Bobek delivered on 16 July 2020

PLASTICS

  • EU-„Plastiksteuer“ stellt falsche Weichen für Wirtschaft und Umwelt

THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • Latest publications by the Rotterdam Convention
  • Webinar on Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations (SHPF)
  • Webinar on PIC Circular under the Rotterdam Convention
  • Webinar: The Rotterdam Convention Resource Kit explained

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION

  • Unverbindlicher Hintergrund zu den Schlussanträgen C-619/19 Land Baden-Württemberg (Interne Mitteilungen) zum Zugang zu Umweltinformationen über Stuttgart 21

EU COMMISSION REGISTER 

  • DG ENV
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control)

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Safety evaluation of the food enzyme phospholipase C from the genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis strain NZYM‐VR

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