PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE EVALUATION AND IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF PESTICIDES DIRECTIVE TO ACHIEVE THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF PESTICIDES
The European Commission has launched an Online Public Consultation targeted but not limited to, farmers and contractors applying pesticides, non-agricultural users of pesticides, health and environmental NGOs, professional associations representing industry and economic actors in relevant sectors (e.g. beekeepers, chemical, pesticide application equipment and seed industries etc.), consumer associations, EU citizens, national competent authorities and scientific experts.
The consultation allows respondents to express their views on possible ways to better achieve the objective of the Directive in the sustainable use of pesticides in the EU by reducing the risks and impacts of pesticide use on human health and the environment and promoting the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and of alternative approaches or techniques, such as non-chemical alternatives to pesticides.
The consultation via a questionnaire is structured to facilitate the participation of both experts and non-experts with dedicated questions to different respondent groups.
The link for the online consultation can be found below and will remain open until the 12th April 2021: