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News in 2015

Below is a list of the latest news published in 2015. The latest three stories appear in the Cefic newsroom page.

  1. Climate change agreement reached at COP21: European chemical industry congratulates governments on conclusion

    13 December 2015

    After two weeks of negotiations, world leaders have put their signatures to a landmark agreement to cap carbon emissions in an unprecedented effort to keep global temperature rises below 2° Celsius by the end of the century.

  2. Endocrine disrupting criteria development : selected substances for impact assessment

    10 December 2015

    Brussels, December 10th, 2015 – In the framework of the EU’s work programme for developing regulatory criteria for endocrine disruptors (ED), the Commission has decided to undertake an impact assessment of the four policy options identified in the 2014 roadmap for that purpose. To this effect, the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed a methodology by which each policy option can be assessed using some 700 selected substance

  3. Cefic welcomes the publication of the Commission’s strategy for a circular economy

    02 December 2015


  4. Flat output growth and low prices continue to impact chemicals sales

    20 November 2015

    European chemical output grew just 0.3 per cent during the first eight months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report, while producer prices fell 4.5 per cent, year-on-year. 

  5. Alice Limonciel wins largest European health, environment research grant award at Cefic LRI workshop

    20 November 2015

    French researcher Dr. Alice Limonciel was awarded the €100,000 LRI Innovative Science award, one of Europe’s largest research grants for early career scientists, at the award ceremony of Cefic’s 17th Annual Long-Range Initiative (LRI) Workshop in Brussels on November 18, 2015.

  6. European chemical industry chiefs back a strong global climate change agreement

    05 November 2015

    On November 5th, 2015 leaders of Cefic, the European chemical industry association, published a signed letter in the Financial Times expressing its firm support for government’s efforts to secure a strong, globally binding climate change agreement at COP21 in Paris. 

  7. REACH legislation: beyond 2018

    20 October 2015

    Cefic welcomes the joint initiative taken by the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council and some EU member states to kick-start the reflection on the future of REACH.

  8. Cefic supports EU Commission’s efforts to boost growth and further liberalise trade

    20 October 2015

    The EU Commission last week proposed a new trade and investment strategy for the European Union: “Trade for All”.Cefic firmly supports the European Commission’s endeavours to underpin the internationalisation of European companies and further liberalise trade.

  9. 2015 Cefic General Assembly: Cefic President calls on EU to ensure an international level playing field ahead of COP 21 Paris Conference

    09 October 2015

    Brussels, 9 October 2015 - Concluding its annual General Assembly of the European chemical industry in Brussels, Cefic voiced its full support for tackling climate change and for the Commission’s ambition to transform the EU into a competitive low-carbon economy. 

  10. Persisting weak growth rates for chemical production in Europe

    09 October 2015

    BRUSSELS, October 9, 2015 – European chemical output grew just 0.2 per cent during the first seven months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report, while producer prices fell 4.6 per cent, year-on-year. 

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