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  • The European Court of Human Rights rules against a country (Switzerland) for the first time for not adopting the necessary measures to meet its climate goals

    In a judgment that sets a very important precedent for climate litigation, the court concluded that the government’s inaction violated the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • The drinks packaging industry and a tsunami of ESG rules and regulations

    In a new edition of our Garrigues Sustainable Dialogs we look at the changing and hugely complex context that the industry is having to face, following the recently approved waste measures, to be able to continue on its path towards a more circular and environmentally sustainable economy.
  • Final approval for the European directive on greenwashing, requiring greater information to consumers

    The European Council has approved the directive on greenwashing, which will ban commercial practices such as greenwashing and early obsolescence, together with increasing the information that will have to be given to consumers. The new law has yet to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
  • The European Parliament approves the Directive on Greenwashing

    The new European regulation, which aims to prevent unfair commercial practices, will have to continue its process before the Council of the EU for its final approval and its subsequent publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
  • Spain: The processing of the Draft Law on the Prevention of Food Loss and Waste is resumed

    The law, which proposes new requirements for all actors in the food chain, aims to encourage the efficient use of food and promote good practices.
  • Spain: The update of the National Air Pollution Control Programme 2023-2030 is approved

    The document, which affects various economic sectors, sets a series of emission reduction targets for 2030.
  • Spain: New measures for the electricity sector in Royal Decree-Law 8/2023

    The royal decree-law includes several new provisions that directly affect the electricity system, notably influencing the development of renewable energy plants and self-supply plants.
  • RED III directive approved to move forward with the implementation of renewable energy

    The objective is to accelerate energy efficiency, increase the use of renewable energy and reduce emissions in the European Union.
  • The European Union bans the use of microplastics

    To protect the environment and human health from their toxic effects, the EU has restricted the use of synthetic polymer microparticles intentionally added to products.
  • Spain: The artificial intelligence regulatory "sandbox" has arrived

    Spain plans to set up a controlled testing facility to ensure that this technology develops in line with European legislation.