28. November 2022 · Rubrik: Pestizide

EVENT: An EU-wide ban on the export of banned pesticides and hazardous chemicals: Why do EU policymakers need to act & how?

Hosted by Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe), SumOfUs, Public Eye, The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), PAN Germany and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO).

Where: Residence Palace (Passage room) & Online Webstreaming

When: 1 December 2022, 09:15 – 12:30 CET

Language: English

Programme: The meeting will be chaired by Hans van Scharen & Martin Dermine

09:15 – 10:45 Session 1 The EU’s exports of banned pesticides and their impacts on importing countries

  • Opening by the Chair Session 1, Hans van Scharen, Corporate Europe Observatory, Researcher and campaigner (5 mins)
  • Introduction by Dr. Marcos A. Orellana, United Nations Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights (prerecorded video) (5 mins)
  • “The impact of pesticides on farmworkers in Africa” (10mins)
    • Mopholosi Morokong, IUF, Occupational Health and Safety Officer for Africa (online)
  • “The EU’s-banned pesticide exports” (10 mins)
    • Laurent Gaberell, Public Eye, Agriculture and food expert, Switzerland
  • “Main findings of a new study on exports of banned pesticides from Belgium” (5 mins)
    • Jonas Jaccard, SOS Faim/Pesticide coalition, Advocacy Officer, Belgium
  • “The voices of the impacted communities” (25 mins)
    • Operação Amazônia Nativa (OPAN) (prerecorded video),
    • Larissa Mies Bombardi, Researcher at the Department of Geography, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    • Fobi Miterand Asoh, Founder of NANNY Africa
    • Member of the One Health Network of Civil Society Organizations of Cameroon (ROOHCAM), Cameroon (prerecorded video)
    • Ahmed Tiamiyu, Executive Director of Community Action Against Plastic Waste (CAPWs), Nigeria (prerecorded video)
  • “Q&A session with participants” (20 mins)

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Session 2 Why an EU ban on the export of banned pesticides and hazardous chemicals is needed and how to do it.

  • Opening by Chair Session 2, Martin Dermine, PAN Europe, Executive Director (5 mins)
  • “Member States and export bans on pesticides and hazardous chemicals” (20 mins)
    • Ms. Zakia Khattabi, Minister of Climate, the Environment, Sustainable Development, and Green Deal, Belgium
    • Crispin Dowler, Acting Co-Editor, Unearthed, The French pesticide export ban, France
  • “NGOs Joint-Statement, time to put an end to double standards” (10 mins)
    • Nina Holland, Corporate Europe Observatory
  • “Petition to Commissioner Sinkevičius” (5 minutes)
    • Eoin Dubsky, SumOfUs, Senior Campaign Manager
  • “An EU-wide export ban, what is the European Commission planning?” (10 minutes)
    • Patrick Child, Deputy Director General DG ENVI, European Commission
  • “Closing remarks from Members of the European Parliaments (MEPs)” (10 minutes)
    • MEP Maria ARENA (S&D)
    • MEP E. Andrieu (S&D) (TBC)
  • “Q&A session with participants” (20 mins)


register for the event via this link.

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Programm pdf