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Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—15 June 2017

Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—15 June 2017
Published on: 15 June 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—15 June 2017
  • In this issue:
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Chemicals—ECHA proposes to reclassify titanium dioxide as suspected of causing cancer when inhaled
  • Climate change—MEPs back compulsory greenhouse gas cuts under Paris Agreement
  • Climate change—Mayor outlines plan to make London world’s leading ‘Smart City’ including plans for new Clean Tech Incubator
  • EU environmental law—European Parliament to vote on pesticide use in areas set aside for wildlife
  • Renewables—Qualification Appeal window for applicant(s) who remain non-qualifying has now closed
  • Sustainability in construction—NIC assesses the environmental impact on future infrastructure supply and demand
  • Water industry regulation—Thames fined £8.55m for missing its target on leakage reduction
  • More...

Article summary

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Environment team for the week ending 15 June 2017. This week’s highlights include news items on reclassification of titanium dioxide under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation, backing by MEPs of plans for new compulsory greenhouse gas cuts under the Paris Agreement, plans to make London the world’s leading ‘Smart City’ including a new Clean Tech Incubator and an upcoming vote on pesticide use in Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs). We also include news items on closure of the qualification appeal window for applicants who remain non-qualifying, publication by the National Infrastructure Commission of a discussion paper assessing the environmental impact on future infrastructure supply and demand and a £8.55m fine imposed on Thames Water for missing its target on leakage reduction. In addition, we cover relevant updates from other practice areas and include updates from our consultation tracker. We have published a lot of new content this week including new Practice Notes on waste exemptions and the Basel Convention and two new Practice Notes on transfrontier shipment of waste. We have also updated our Practice Note on EU waste cases, our snapshots on the recast WEEE Directive, Regulation (EC) 1013/2006 on shipments of waste, the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive and the Bathing Water Directive and our property transactions overview. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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