Francesco Petrucci

Francesco Petrucci,* environmental legal expert and a member of Edizioni Ambiente’s legal editorial staff.

Fighting the Climate Emergency: One of the European Commission's Main Priorities

Von der Leyen, on 10 September 2019, introduced the team of 26 designated European Commissioners (12 women and 14 men) who will officially be in office once the list has been appro...

The European Commission's Waste and Energy Milestones

In terms of circular economy in the waste management sector, the European Commission was able to accomplish a significant portion of its reform goals: a year ago, on 4 July 2018, t...

Climate: UN Experts Call for Decisive Actions

UN experts carried out scientific analysis on various subjects ranging from air pollution (that together with water pollution causes almost 9 million deaths a year) and soil degrad...

The Circular Economy Makes Progress, Climate Actions Stall

The Action Plan for the Circular Economy includes approval of the directives on waste in force as of 4th July 2019, regulation on fertilizers pushing for recovery of organic waste,...

Single-use Plastics and the Automotive Industry: Upcoming Commitments for the EU

Following the report from the UN experts, on October 9th the European Council requested decisive action aimed at realising the Paris Accords, and was joined in this by the European...

European Parliament: Firmer Actions on the Circular Economy

In the first resolution, the European Parliament demanded all “worrying” chemicals contained in waste – according to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) – be traced and that suppl...

The EU Wants to Seal the Deal on Plastic

Maybe, this is the reason behind the single use plastics directive presented by the European Commission on the 28th of May 2018 (see n.21/2018 by RM) which was already voted for on...

In Europe the Circular Economy Becomes Law

The measures (directives 849/2018/EU, 850/2018/EU, 851/2018/EU and 852/2018/EU) published on the Official Journal of the European Union on June the 14th 2018 are effective as of Ju...

Emissions, Energy and Circularity: Good News from the EU

The EU reform of ETS (Emission Trading System), approved by the Parliament on February 6, 2018, could help reducing emissions. The formal vote of the European Union Council will gi...

New Rules for Reach and Waste

European regulations, interpretative documents and operational guidelines are crucial tools for decision makers, companies and private citizens who cannot ignore “the rules of the ...

Is Europe Changing Its Policy on the Circular Economy?

New elections not only introduce new faces in the assemblies but they often change policies and targets in line with the new political views of the winning alignment. The European...

EU Engagement, USA Disengagement

Whilst the 195 participants’ work led to small steps forward, a group of countries achieved an important outcome with the approval of the “Powering Past Coal,” committing countries...

Brussels' Battle for Efficiency

The European Parliament is doing its best to have an active role during the coordination meetings. It has managed to send out an important signal inviting other members to take con...