Joint Statement on the Revision of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive

Published: 28 February 2022
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The European Environmental Bureau and 70+ other organisations, have issued a joint statement on their concerns about the lack of ambition in the proposal on the “Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products” that the European Commission is planning to launch on 23 March.

Given that the Directive on the Sustainable Use of pesticides (SUD) has failed to deliver on reducing the use of pesticides in the EU, it is high time for the Commission to introduce a proposal which will drive the transition towards agroecological food systems that protect biodiversity and human health.