May 2021 Update: frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law

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Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law, procedure and policy.

This month’s edition includes the following:

(*) UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UKETS) auction launches, with carbon prices higher than in the EU.
(*) The Environment Bill returned to Parliament on 26 May.
(*) Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) consults on draft guidance for businesses about “green” claims.
(*) Dutch court orders Shell to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030.
(*) Thames Water fined £4 million for sewage pollution.
(*) Scientists write a letter to UK ministers about chemical data requirements under UK REACH.
(*) Young people challenge government on climate policies.
(*) European Commission starts revision of the REACH and CLP Regulations.
(*) European Commission adopts the Zero Pollution Action Plan.
(*) European Commission issues draft rules on the separate collection of single-use plastic beverage bottles.
(*) European Parliament demands that the EU strengthens its rules on companies’ environmental liability.



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