IEU Environment Telegram 14 October 2020

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EU CHEMICALS STRATEGY: 

  • Green Deal: EU Commission adopts new Chemicals Strategy towards a toxic-free environment +++ 
  • Green Deal: Chemicals Strategy towards a toxic-free environment - Questions and Answers +++ 
  • Opening remarks by EU Commission Executive Vice-President Timmermans at the press conference on the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability +++ 
  • EPP Group wants to ban dangerous chemicals +++ 
  • Grüne/EFA: Europäische Chemiewende kommt voran: Kommission stellt starke Blaupause für Umbau der Chemieindustrie vor +++ 
  • EEA: Countries and cities in Europe urgently need to step up adaptation to climate change impacts +++ 
  • BEUC: Consumers place high hopes on EU gearing up fight against harmful chemicals +++ 
  • VCI zur EU-Chemikalienstrategie - Innovationen der Chemie brauchen Planungssicherheit +++ 
  • EEB: Chemical detox plan for Europe announced - Major reforms could rapidly reduce chemical pollution - NGOs welcome action on “serious and growing” threat +++ 

BIODIVERSITY

  • EU-UN Digital Briefing - Biodiversity in the green recovery & look towards COP15 Biodiversity Summit

UK

  • UK: spending to address COVID-19 and Brexit should fit with productivity, social and environmental goals, says OECD

FOOD

  • EU Commission organises the first Farm to Fork 2020 conference on 15-16 October

EP ENVI COMMITTEE

  • Meeting of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

GERMANY

  • Bundeskabinett beruft WBGU-Mitglieder - Drei bisherige und sechs neue Mitglieder im Wissenschaftlichen Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen

THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • Theme for the 2021 Triple COPs announced: Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet
  • DG SANTE
    • EU Commission appoints a new Director-General for the Department for Health and Food Safety

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRY

  • Meeting of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

EU COMMISSION REGISTRY

  • DG ENV
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Improving access to justice in environmental matters in the EU and its Member States
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on amending Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters to Community institutions and bodies
    • COMMISSION OPINION on the draft Single Programming Document 2021-2023 of the European Environment Agency
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... on the duties placed on registrants to update their registrations under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

ECHA BRIEFS

  • How to manage your biocidal product family
  • ECHA ready to help the EU achieve its ambitions for safe and sustainable chemicals
  • Public Consultations-4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (Bisphenol A) and structurally related bisphenols of similar concern for the environment
  • Public Consultations-Chlorpyrifos

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Public consultation on the update of the risk assessment of hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDDs) in food - deadline: 25 November 2020
  • Public consultation on the active substance Aspergillus Flavus, strain MUCL54911 - deadline: 13 December 2020
  • 19th plenary meeting of the FAF Panel - event date: 26 January 2021
  • 20th plenary meeting of the FAF Panel - event date: 23 March 2021
  • 21st plenary meeting of the FAF Panel - event date: 4 May 2021
  • 22nd plenary meeting of the FAF Panel - event date: 22 June 2021
  • 23rd plenary meeting of the FAF Panel – proposed to be open for observers - event date: 28 September 2021
  • 24th plenary meeting of the FAF Panel - event date: 9 November 2021
  • 25th plenary meeting of the FAF Panel - event date: 14 December 2021
  • Assessment of the impact of the IARC Monograph Vol. 121 on the safety of the substance styrene (FCM No 193) for its use in plastic food contact materials

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