Noticeable legislative elements regard the measure to reduce the release of microplastics in the environments in Q2 2022 and the certification carbon removals certification in Q4 2022. Both initiatives should be accompanied by an impact assessment. In Q2 2022, the european Commission will also publish its proposal to revise the Directive on Urban Waste Water Treatment.
The Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme highlighting the main new initiatives and REFIT initiatives. It also noted that the priority pending proposals to be debated in 2022 are those of the ‘Fit for 55’ Package and on sustainable finance.