Sustainability regulatory updates you might have missed in February 07 March 24 Bianca Sofian

The European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on the proposal to revise the CO2 emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles. The co-legislators agreed to extend the scope of regulation to medium-sized trucks, city buses, long-distance buses and trailers. They also agreed to keep the Commission’s proposed reduction targets for average EU fleet-wide specific CO2 emissions.

Parliament and Council also agreed on a provisional deal for the proposed right to repair directive. Manufacturers of certain defective goods will soon have to offer consumers the possibility to repair these goods even when the legal liability period has passed.

The co-legislators agreed to postpone the adoption of sustainability reporting standards for certain sectors and for certain third-country companies until 30 June 2026 (instead of 30 June 2024).

Other updates included the adoption of:

  • the provisional agreement on a carbon removals certification framework;
  • rules for accelerating the deployment of renewable energy were extended;
  • Commission recommendation on energy efficiency financing;
  • the opinion of Parliament’s ENVI and IMCO committees on the proposed green claims directive; and
  • the opinion of Parliament’s ENVI committee on the revised waste framework directive.

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