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Ongoing (updated on 19/10/2021)
Reference: 
NAT/838-EESC

The update of the 2006 Soil Thematic Strategy was announced in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. The aim of the new EU Soil Strategy will be to address soil- and land-related issues in a comprehensive way and to help achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030, one of the key targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ongoing (updated on 19/10/2021)
Reference: 
NAT/830-EESC-2021-EESC-2021-02629-00-00
Plenary session: 
564 -
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The European Green Deal announced that to protect Europe’s citizens and ecosystems, the EU needs to move towards a zero pollution ambition, and better prevent and remedy pollution from air, water, soil, and consumer products.

Ongoing (updated on 13/10/2021)
Reference: 
CCMI/178-EESC-2021
Plenary session: 
559 -
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

Batteries placed on the EU market should become sustainable, high-performing and safe all along their entire life cycle. This means batteries that are produced with the lowest possible environmental impact, using materials obtained in full respect of human rights as well as social and ecological standards. Batteries have to be long-lasting and safe, and at the end of their life, they should be repurposed, remanufactured or recycled, feeding valuable materials back into the economy.

EESC opinion: Sustainability requirements for batteries in the EU

Ongoing (updated on 13/10/2021)
Reference: 
INT/935-EESC-2021
Plenary session: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The Communication is intended to update the previous Communication (COM (2020) 102 final) adopted on 10 March 2020 at the dawn of the COVID-19 crisis, taking into account the latest developments related in particular to the pandemic.

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