As a part of the measures put forward in the European Green Deal, A Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability aims to reduce the risks associated with producing and using chemicals. Stakeholders can provide feedback until 20 June. The strategy is expected to be published in Q3 2020.
In short, the strategy will simplify and strengthen EU rules on chemicals, and review how EU agencies and scientific bodies can work together towards a process where substances are only reviewed by one agency. The chemicals strategy for sustainability should help in protecting people and the environment against hazardous chemicals and encourage innovation in the sector to develop safe and sustainable alternatives, while building a more circular economy as well as a new sustainable product policy framework which will establish sustainability principles for all products. At the same time, the strategy should be coherent with, and complementary to the other policy objectives of the Green Deal, including the Circular Economy Action Plan, and of the New Industrial Strategy for Europe, whereas it should also outline the sectors, and ways in which the chemicals industry can contribute to these objectives, such as in clean energy, raw materials, sustainable transport, digitalisation and reduced consumption.
Registration for the webinar is done via this link.
The webinar is hosted by MEP Maria Spyraki, Co-chair of the Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development.