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Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—24 November 2016

Published on: 24 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Environment weekly highlights—24 November 2016
  • In this issue:
  • Chemicals—REACH out and touch base
  • Autumn Statement 2016—Environment
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Air pollution—MEPs support national caps on pollutants and EEA report
  • Chemicals—EU legislation on plant protection to be evaluated
  • Chemicals—ECJ rulings 'reduce confidentiality safeguards for chemical companies'
  • Climate change—ICC supports combating climate change with market mechanisms
  • Climate change—UK ratifies Paris climate change treaty
  • More...

Article summary

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Environment team for the week ending 24 November 2016. This week’s highlights includes feature articles relating to the 2017 REACH review and environmental issues arising from the Autumn Statement. We also include news items relating to air pollution, evaluation of EU legislation on plant protection, a Cefic press release relating to two recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) cases concerning protection of confidential business information, an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) policy paper on combating climate change with market mechanisms, UK ratification of the Paris agreement and a Carbon Trust survey on energy use. We also include updates on the Capacity market and Feed-in-Tariffs (FITs), proposals for new hazardous substance exemptions under RoHS, Committee on Climate Change (CCC) concern over the third runway at Heathrow, sentence of a managing director after a waste fire and a consultation on Ofwat guidance relating to competition law in the water and wastewater sector. In addition we cover relevant updates from other practice areas and include updates from our legislation and consultation trackers. We have also issued news Practice Note on environmental issues in judicial review, carbon markets, and biofuels. We have updated our Practice Notes on shipping emissions, flood risk statistics, Climate Change Levy and Contracts for Difference (CFD). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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