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Empowering Consumers for the Green Transition (PROPOSAL)

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Empowering Consumers for the Green Transition (PROPOSAL)
Year: 2022
Language: English
Empowering Consumers

In 2022, the Commission published a proposal for a directive empowering consumers for the green transition, through better protection against unfair practices and better information. The proposal is designed to enhancing consumer rights in making informed choices in order to play an active role in the transition to a climate-neutral society. It proposes new rules to provide consumers with information on products' sustainability, in particular their durability and reparability, at the point of purchase. It also aims to promote commercial guarantees exceeding the two-year legal guarantee, as well as to ban false and misleading green claims ('greenwashing') and certain types of premature obsolescence of products. This proposal is currently being analysed and debated by the European Parliament and the European Council.

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