PODCAST: Reach 2.0 should help Europe meet 2050 targets - ECHA

Author: Will Beacham

2020/10/22

BARCELONA (ICIS)—The European Commission’s new Chemical Strategy for Sustainability should help Europe meet the aim of climate neutrality, the head of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) says.

  • Legislation should give a push towards 2050 climate neutrality (net zero emission) goal 
  • Regionalisation of trade may reduce spread of gold standards like Reach
  • ECHA calls for better linking of Reach to other regulations linked to cosmetics and food additives
  • ECHA could partner with the industry to help define which chemicals we want for 2050

Listen to this podcast interview with ECHA executive director, Bjorn Hansen.

Podcast interview by Will Beacham