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  • The clock starts ticking for companies following approval of the corporate sustainability due diligence directive

    The EU act setting out companies’ obligations in relation to the human rights and environmental impacts of their activities is already a reality. Companies are now well advised to familiarize themselves fully with the obligations, and especially, the liability to be faced by the companies included in its scope (and any that will be indirectly impacted).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Peru: The Indecopi published the Environmental Advertising Guide for the dissemination of ‘green advertising’ and to avoid ‘greenwashing’

    If ‘greenwashing’ is identified, the authority will impose a sanction ranging from a reprimand to a fine.
  • The new energy efficiency directive imposes a reduction in energy consumption by at least 11.7% for 2030

    A number of measures to promote energy efficiency are laid down and the legislation will have to be adopted before January 2025.
  • 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.
  • By 31 December 2023, producers must notify how they will meet their container obligations

    They will have to choose between an individual scheme or join a collective extended liability scheme.