Thursday, July 13, 2017 Chilean President Michelle Bachelet presented a national plan to face the effects of climate change in the country and fulfill the nation's commitments to the Paris climate agreement, including a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030.
"Climate change is probably the biggest challenge that humanity faces, because of i..
19 July 2017 / Australia, New substances, Personal care, Test methods
Loopholes in Australia's Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 make it ineffective at limiting animal testing of cosmetic ingredients, NGO Humane Society International (HSI) has said in a consultation on the bill.
The bill only bans use of the data for ingredients whose en..
19 July 2017 / Chemical manufacturing, Classification, Enforcement, Vietnam
Vietnam has set out details of the draft of its new chemical law in a submission to the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade. The law is expected to be adopted on 7 August and come into force in September.
It has eight chapters and 39 articles covering ..
5 July 2017 / Food & drink, Food contact, Taiwan
Taiwan's Environmental Protection Agency is increasing controls of chemicals in food. It has designated 13 substances that pose a risk to food safety for the priority notification list of the Toxic Chemical and Substances Control Act (TCSCA).
The draft list, issued in April for a 60-day..
José Rojo, 7 Jul 2017
The French government has pledged to end sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 as part of a plan to become carbon neutral by mid-century.
French environment minister Nicolas Hulot presented on Thursday a climate plan set to replace the country’s current headline target for greenhouse gas emissions, which onl..