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International news from The Danish Ecological Council:

Conference: 2020 global sulphur challenge - implementation and enforcement

The new 0.5 % sulphur limit enters into force in 2020. Next step is to ensure a successful implementation and enforcement of the sulphur limit to assure that shipowners can pass on all extra costs to cargo owners making shipping a cleaner business and maintaining fair competition. The conference will discuss key questions in relation to the 2020 global sulphur challenge.

Date/Venue: Tuesday the 21st March 2017 / Hotel Hilton, arrival terminal in Copenhagen Airport.

31 NGOs ask EU for stricter regulation of chemicals

The Ecological Council is among 31 NGOs who have signed a letter for all the members of the EUs REACH Committee. The letter targets three areas of regulation:

1) The regulation of D4 and D5 must be stricter in order to reach the wanted environmental effect
2) Support of the Commission’s proposal to identify four phthalates (DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP) as substances of very high concern, according to Article 57(f) of REACH, due to their endocrine disrupting properties and consequent implications for human health.
3) The EU Commission has ignored expert advice on the regulation of nano materials since 2012, which has led to a lack of regulation.

Read the full letter here >>