Position on CAP Reform for the Incoming AGRI Committee
9 July 2019
PAN International Letter to UNESCO World Heritage Committee
Brussels, 1st July 2019
Subject: Inscription of Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene, Italy, on the World Heritage List as a cultural landscape
Dear Member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee,
We are writing to you on behalf of Pesticide Action Network International (PAN International), representing 600 organisations, institutions and individuals in over 90 countries working to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.
Commission’s Communication lacks commitment to eliminate- reaching out to EU Parliament
Brussels 2nd April 2019
Dear Member of the European Parliament,
Subject: Commission’s Communication lacks commitment to eliminate EDCs – we call on you to raise a question with a resolution at the plenary
Today, two top European scientists present their study at the Petition Committee of the European Parliament “Endocrine Disruptors: from Scientific Evidence to Human Health Protection”, which highlights that we know enough on the adverse effects of endocrine disruptors (EDs) to start regulating them and monitoring exposure, across all sectors.
On the other hand, the Commission’s Communication in November 2018 “Towards a comprehensive European Union framework on endocrine disruptors” lacks commitment to eliminate ED chemicals (EDCs) from our daily lives. PAN Europe is deeply disappointed.
NGO Open Letter to Members of the European Parliament’s AGRI Committee voting on the CAP Reform
Brussels 20 March 2019
Open letter to Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) voting on the CAP Reform on the 2nd& 8thApril 2019
Joint NGO OPEN LETTER to EU Ministers of Agriculture
Subject: Environmental ambition of the CAP: Test for the Council and the CAP budget
Vote on the establishment of Harmonised Risk Indicators for pesticides
Regarding: Vote on the establishment of Harmonised Risk Indicators for pesticides
Dear Member State,
Letter to Members of the Parliament to support PEST report
Dear Member of the European Parliament,
This Wednesday 16th of January, you are invited to vote on the report of the Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides (PEST).
The report recapitulates the conclusions of a series of hearings that took place in the Parliament this year and confirms the findings of previous parliamentary reports paving the way to further improve the current authorisation system of pesticides in Europe and the implementation of the European Law, which is underpinned by the precautionary principle.
Its adoption by the Parliament is crucial. On behalf of the steering committee of the European coalition “Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation”, consisting of more than 130 civil society organisations and institutions, we ask you to vote in favour of the report as adopted by the PEST Committee to ensure a high level of protection for human, animal and environmental health against potential harm caused by the use of pesticides in the EU.
Stop the extension of the approval of toxic pesticides, starting with chlorpyrifos
Subject: Stop the extension of the approval of toxic pesticides, starting with chlorpyrifos
Dear Members of the ENVI Committee,
At your meeting of November 26th, you will exchange views with the Commission on ‘the Implementing Regulation regarding the extension of the approval periods of several active substances’, including chlorpyrifos the controversial organophosphate insecticides that affects brain development in infants and children. Scientific evidence shows this substance lowers our children’s IQ and is linked to autism. According to the new decision, exposure to this toxic substance chlorpyrifos will now be prolonged until 2020. Read more>>
Action needed to ensure a higher level of protection from pesticides in Europe
CITIZENS FOR SCIENCE IN PESTICIDE REGULATION
A European Coalition
Dear Permanent Representation to the EU,
We, the members of the European coalition “Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation” -consisting of more than 120 environmental, health, trade union, consumer protection, scientific and medical organisations and institutions, as well as concerned individuals- call on you to take action to urgently reform the current procedure of pesticide authorization and protect citizens and the environment against all potential harm caused by the use of pesticides in the production of our food and management of public (or private) areas.