EU Green Deal *Webinar*
Green Deal – EU New Strategy for Sustainability Webinar Description
The European Green Deal presents a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. The European Green Deal aims to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy and stop climate change, revert biodiversity loss and cut pollution. It outlines investments needed and financing tools available, and explains how to ensure a just and inclusive transition. The European Green Deal covers all sectors of the economy, notably transport, energy, agriculture, buildings, and industries such as steel, cement, ICT, textiles and chemicals.
The EU’s chemicals strategy for sustainability towards a toxic-free environment – new EU concept linked to the Green Deal strategy.
The European Commission published a chemicals strategy for sustainability on 14 October 2020. It is part of the EU’s zero pollution ambition, which is a key commitment of the European Green Deal.
The new strategies will imact the future requirements for companies and citizens for decades to come.
The European Green Deal overall goals and chemicals strategy for near future
- better protect citizens and the environment
- boost innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals
- banning the most harmful chemicals in consumer products – allowing their use only where essential
- account for the cocktail effect of chemicals when assessing risks from chemicals
- phasing out the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the EU, unless their use is essential
- boosting the investment and innovative capacity for production and use of chemicals that are safe and sustainable by design, and throughout their life cycle
- promoting the EU’s resilience of supply and sustainability of critical chemicals
- establishing a simpler “one substance one assessment” process for the risk and hazard assessment of chemicals
- playing a leading role globally by championing and promoting high standards and not exporting chemicals banned in the EU
- Green Deal and EU Chemicals Strategy
- Sustainable by design
Who should attend
Anybody interested in the EU chemicals strategy plans and impact for coming years
Martin Murín, MSc.