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PAN Europe launch guide to sustainable pesticide use

HEAL member, the Pesticides Action Network Europe (PAN Europe), have published a guide for the sustainable use of pesticides to support EU member states in the production of their National Action Plans (NAP) - as required under the Sustainable Use Directive.

As yet, several countries have come up with promising initiatives for reducing pesticide dependency, though none have yet delivered a complete National Action Plan. All EU member states must be proactive in making change happen.

Entitled, “NAP Best practice: Sustainable use of pesticides: implementing a National Action Plan”, the guide provides examples on how some EU member states have already taken action on certain aspects of the National Action Plans and demonstrates that it is possible to make ambitious changes. HEAL’s Sick of pesticides campaign is also featured.

The report was distributed at an informal meeting of EU member states and stakeholders to discuss the implementation of the pesticides directive on 14 June.

NAP Best Practice; Meeting the challenge, protecting health,environment & biodiversity PAN Europe welcomes any further examples of good practice to reduce pesticide use.

Last updated on 8 June 2011

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