Mon. Jul 15th, 2024
PLASTICS
  • Circular Plastics Alliance: a new step towards 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics
FOOD
  • EU announces €25 million for education in crisis contexts and €140 million to support research in sustainable food systems
BIODIVERSITY
  • FAO: Preserving biodiversity: Effective, lasting solutions based on science and innovation
GMO
  • CPVO: Feedback request on roadmap: “Legislation for plants produced by certain new genomic techniques”
ASBESTOS
  • MEPs: EU should step up protection of workers from asbestos
  • There are no ‘safe levels’ of asbestos – S&Ds push Commission for an ambitious first step towards Vision Zero
FOREST POLICY
  • EU Commission: Answer to a written question – EU forest policy takeover by way of environmental regulation – E-003666/2021(ASW)
THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION
  • Rotterdam Convention webinars in Spanish & English on alternatives to paraquat dichloride in weed management
COVID-19
  • Time for a paradigm change: understanding COVID-19 disease using next generation innovative, interdisciplinary methodologies
  • EU Digital COVID Certificate: Commission awards €95 million to boost access to tests
EU COUNCIL REGISTER
  • CM 4728 2021 INIT Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE and other regional issues)
  • CM 4605 2021 INIT Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on Forestry on 1 October 2021
  • ST 10841 2021 INIT Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive)
  • ST 11998 2021 INIT COMMISSION DECISION of XXX establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for cosmetic products and animal care products = Decision not to oppose adoption
  • ST 11999 2021 INIT COMMISSION DECISION of XXX amending Decision 2014/312/EU establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes = Decision not to oppose adoption
  • ST 12000 2021 INIT COMMISSION DECISION of XXX amending Decision (EU) 2017/175 as regards the period of validity of the EU Ecolabel criteria for tourist accommodation and of the related assessment and verification requirements = Decision not to oppose adoption
  • ST 12093 2021 INIT Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (Online segment, 26 – 30 July 2021) Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Online segment, 26 – 3
  • ST 12150 2021 INIT The need for a coordinated action againt PFAS – Information from the Belgian delegation
  • ST 12170 2021 INIT Report on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 concerning biocidal products – Information from the Commission
  • ST 11842 2021 INIT Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions New EU Forest Strategy for 2030 – Exchange of views
EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER
  • AMENDMENTS 539 – 853 – Draft report on Strengthening Europe in the fight against cancer – towards a comprehensive and coordinated strategy – PE697.580v01-00
SCCS BRIEFS
  • SCCS – Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products of 16 September 2021
  • The SCCS Scientific Advice on the Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics was published in the Scientific Journal “Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology”
EFSA BRIEFS
  • Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance benthiavalicarb (variant assessed benthiavalicarb‐isopropyl)


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