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News from 2016

Below is a list of the latest news published in 2016. The latest three stories appear in the Cefic newsroom page.

  1. Register Now: Cefic REACH networking event supports best practice in chemical safety

    27 June 2016

    Brussels, 27 June 2016 - On Friday 1 July 2016, Cefic welcomes a core group of stakeholders for a REACH event. Taking place at Le Plaza, Brussels, the event will share the latest information on REACH and unite delegates from companies, associations, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), the European Commission, and competent authorities to exchange views and experiences .

  2. Energy efficiency debate underlines new market opportunities for EU chemical industry

    23 June 2016

    Brussels, 23 June 2016 - In advance of a European Parliament vote today on EU Energy Efficiency Directive targets, representatives from the Parliament, Commission and incoming Slovak presidency joined the EU chemical industry at a Cefic workshop to share perspectives on challenges and opportunities for an energy efficient Europe.

  3. Waste water legislation successfully revised for EU chemical sector

    20 June 2016

    Brussels, 20 June 2016 - Cefic has welcomed the recent conclusion of the revision of a wastewater regulation specific to the chemical sector, as a model for good cooperation between industry, legislators and policymakers.

  4. A step closer to the circular economy: Covestro launches CO2-based chemical plant

    17 June 2016

    Brussels, 17 June 2016 - Today Cefic member Covestro demonstrated the power of the EU chemical industry towards energy innovation as it launched a new production plant that replaces fossil fuel use with carbon dioxide.

  5. Joint industry statement examines EU Commission’s proposal on endocrine disruptors

    15 June 2016

    Brussels, June 15, 2016 – In response to the EU Commission’s publication of its proposal for a definition of endocrine disruptors (EDs), a joint statement was launched today by the EU chemical industry council (Cefic) together with PlasticsEurope and the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA).

  6. Last call: June 21 Cefic workshop “Challenges & Opportunities for EU Energy Efficiency”

    13 June 2016

    Brussels, June 13, 2016 – All stakeholders with an interest in the topic of EU Energy Efficiency are invited to register for a Cefic workshop including high level politicians, senior industry representatives and other stakeholders at the Brussels Press Club on the challenges and opportunities facing the EU as it strives to deliver on its energy efficiency goals.

  7. Data is the solution: EU chemical industry offers data to Commission to support ETS reform

    08 June 2016

    Brussels, June 8, 2016 – The EU chemical industry today called for a reformed EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) that enables allocation of free carbon allowances based on recent industry production and improved emissions performance so all sectors get the opportunity to thrive in Europe. Cefic has promised to share such data for the chemical sector. A new 'mythbuster' tackling common misperceptions about ETS is also now online.

  8. A clear signal on climate: Cefic welcomes Commission endorsement of Mission Innovation

    07 June 2016

    Brussels, June 7, 2016 – Cefic Director General Marco Mensink has welcomed the EU Commission endorsement of 'Mission Innovation', a global public private collaboration to accelerate the development of clean energy technology that will be essential to fight climate change. A new video of the recent Cefic 'Mission Innovation' event is now online.

  9. Economic report shows major role of TTIP for EU chemical SMEs

    06 June 2016

    Brussels, June 6, 2016 – The latest figures from Cefic demonstrate the growing importance of the United States as a trading partner for future prospects. This underlines the need to conclude an ambitious TTIP without delay.

  10. New Emissions Trading System draft report recognises but doesn’t address industry challenges

    01 June 2016

    Brussels, June 1, 2016 – This week Ian Duncan MEP released his draft report with proposals for much needed reform of Europe’s Emissions Trading System (ETS), which aims to reduce industrial carbon emissions. While the proposals within recognise the challenges facing European industry, they do not represent a sound solution.

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