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Regulatory Radar

Delivered monthly, the Regulatory Radar is a briefing on emerging regulatory issues produced by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.  These summaries of recent regulatory decisions keep you apprised of the actions that may impact your corporate citizenship efforts. Each edition includes summaries of and links to the latest items we’ve added to our Resource Library.

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China researching deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil fuel cars

REGULATORY RADAR - The world’s largest auto market announced on September 9, 2017 that it plans to end the production and sale of cars that use only traditional fuels. China’s decision to phase out fossil-fuel powered cars follows similar bans set by the U.K. and France earlier this year.

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European Union directive on non-financial reporting signed into Irish law

REGULATORY RADAR - The regulation requires large Irish companies to publish non-financial information about their company policies, and it applies to financial years beginning on or after August 1, 2017.

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United Kingdom updates data protection bill

REGULATORY RADAR - The U.K. has replaced the Data Protection Act of 1998 with a new law that provides a modern framework. The bill includes safeguards to ensure freedom of the press, and allow for confidential scientific research.

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Nine U.S. states agree to deeper cuts to carbon emissions

REGULATORY RADAR - On August 23, 2017, the states belonging to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) reached an agreement to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions further.

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United States changes environmental review process for infrastructure projects

REGULATORY RADAR - The U.S. issued an executive order on August 15, 2017 directing federal agencies to review more quickly the environmental effects of infrastructure projects in an attempt to speed up the construction of the roads, bridges, pipelines, and rails throughout the country.

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Singapore passes mandatory law to curb packaging waste

REGULATORY RADAR - To promote green and sustainable business practices, Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) has announced on June 5, 2017 a new mandatory supply chain law requiring companies to report their packaging data and submit packaging reduction plans by 2021.

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United Kingdom to ban new diesel and gas cars by 2040

REGULATORY RADAR - As part of a broader effort to improve air quality in the environment, the goal of the July 26, 2017 decision is to reduce nitrogen dioxide pollution levels below EU limits in the shortest possible time in order to curb climate change.

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European Parliament adopts resolution on longer lifetime for products

REGULATORY RADAR - In an effort to protect consumers and reduce electronic waste on the environment, the July 4, 2017 resolution requires manufacturers to design products that are durable and repair-friendly.

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