Measures to ban the usage of chemical pesticides

Parliament desires a drastic minimize in the usage of chemical pesticides. The proposed measures ought to guarantee the usage of sustainable pesticides and scale back the use and danger of all chemical pesticides by a minimum of 50 % by 2030.

Parliament members need every EU nation to undertake nationwide targets and techniques, based mostly on the substances offered per 12 months, their hazard degree and the dimensions of their agricultural space. They suggest a 65% discount of the usage of so-called extra hazardous merchandise in comparison with the 2013-2017 common. They additionally name for a ban on all chemical pesticides in delicate areas resembling Natura 2000 areas, together with city inexperienced areas, and a brand new EU 2030 goal to extend the gross sales of low-risk pesticides.

Parliament has on quite a few events known as for the EU to transition to utilizing merchandise that shield vegetation in a extra sustainable means. The final objective is the discount of the environmental footprint of the EU’s meals system and to mitigate the financial losses resulting from local weather change and biodiversity loss.