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Changes to workers’ protections from the risks of exposure to asbestos

On 30 November 2023 the European Parliament and Council published Directive (EU) 2023/2668 amending Directive 2009/148/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at…

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DEFRA opens consultation and Call for Evidence on waste electrical equipment

On 28th December 2023, The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) opened a public consultation on proposed reforms to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013, focusing…

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Compulsory training and certification on construction sites from January, 1st 2024

The amendments to the Regulations are intended to strengthen Canada's ability to meet its obligations under the Basel Convention, as well as to strengthen the implementation and improve the clarity…

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Circular economy and right to repair: the Council of the European Union adopts position on a directive

On 22 November 2023, the Council of the European Union announced through a press release that it had adopted its position on a proposed directive establishing common rules to promote…

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ESG Work Programme: a focus on European sustainability reporting objectives in 2024

On 11 October 2023, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) published the “EFRAG Sustainability reporting Work programme for 2024”. The Work Programme offers an insight on what EFRAG plans…

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Recap: EU Sustainability Reporting Requirements effective from 1 January 2024

Starting 1 January 2024, large public-interest entities falling within the scope of the Non-financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) must comply with revised requirements outlined in the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).…

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Circular economy and right to repair: the Council of the European Union adopts position on a directive

On 22 November 2023, the Council of the European Union announced through a press release that it had adopted its position on a proposed directive establishing common rules to promote…

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Sustainable Finance: new technical screening criteria and new activities concerned

By Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/2485 of 27 June 2023, the European Commission amends the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2139 of 4 June 2021 by establishing additional technical screening criteria for determining…

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Harmonisation of the Regulation on the Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materials with the amendments to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal.

The amendments to the Regulations are intended to strengthen Canada's ability to meet its obligations under the Basel Convention, as well as to strengthen the implementation and improve the clarity…

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MoEFCC amends Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022

These rules may be called as Battery Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2023. The key features are: Definition of Battery has changed: Battery' means new or refurbished cell or Battery, including…

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