ClientEarth has rejected the European Commission’s view that current regulation governing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) is sufficient when blatant gaps still exist.
ClientEarth welcomes European Parliament’s environment committee vote to strengthen the EU Commission’s plans to cut plastic pollution, under the so-called Plastics Strategy.
Human health and the environment are being put at risk because of excessive delays in chemical regulatory decisions by the European Commission, new research reveals.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been favouring industry during its initial gathering of evidence on microplastics.
The European Commission has taken a leap forward in tackling plastic pollution, with new laws to reduce throwaway single-use plastics.
Speaking to the European Parliament, Alice Bernard said more needs to be done to protect people from harmful endocrine disruptor chemicals in food packaging.
ClientEarth has joined more than 70 other environmental health, women’s and consumer groups in Europe calling for a future free of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
Environmental lawyers from ClientEarth are calling on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to redefine its role to better serve the public interest and not just the chemicals industry.
The European Commission has been reprimanded for bad behaviour by the EU’s transparency watchdog, over its failure to release chemical data .
Speaking to the European Parliament today, ClientEarth chemicals lawyer Alice Bernard, said that more needs to be done to identify and ban these chemicals before the expiration of the EU 7th Environment Action Programme in 2020.
UK Chancellor Philip Hammond offers “consultations” on clean air and plastics in his Spring Statement in the House of Commons.
ClientEarth lawyer Tatiana Lujan, explains that only by phasing out and banning unnecessary plastic will we protect people and the planet.
Analysis by ChemSec and ClientEarth shows the chemicals approval process gives undue influence to companies producing dangerous chemicals and stifles information on safer alternatives, limiting the market for companies that produce them.
A review of EU chemicals legislation, known as the REACH REFIT has been published by the European Commission. ClientEarth lawyers have read the communication and set out their preliminary thoughts.
Analysis from ClientEarth shows that the draft guidance which will be used to identify EDCs needs to be amended.
The EU legal framework needs to be adapted to ensure the circular economy is truly beneficial for the environment.
The EU’s plastics strategy is ambitious and a step in the right direction but more drastic action is needed to curb the overall production of plastics in Europe.
The European Chemicals Agency is missing a major opportunity to speed up substitution of dangerous chemicals for safer alternatives, by failing to share strategic information.
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has outlined the details of his autumn Budget to MPs in the Commons.
A dangerous and unlawful definition of hormone-harming chemicals in pesticides has today been rejected by the European Parliament.
The European Commission has gone beyond its power in order to allow endocrine disruptors to be used in pesticides, say experts.
ClientEarth has today complained to the EU Ombudsman about the European Commission’s unlawful handling of a long-delayed list of nano-chemicals in cosmetics.
The European Commission is facing a second court challenge for allowing a Canadian company to sell two dangerous chemicals used for road markings in the EU.
Expert scientists from most EU countries today approved the European Commission’s proposed criteria to identify which pesticide chemicals may be hormone disruptors.