On February 6th 2024, the European Commission announced it would withdraw its proposal for the Sustainable Use Regulation (SUR), delaying by years urgently needed action to reduce the use and risks of synthetic pesticides in Europe. 125 organisations, including environmental groups like Friends of the Earth Europe and Justice Pesticides, beekeepers, farmer organisations and trade… Read More

Paris, January 2, 2024. Dear all, At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), held from November 30 to December 13 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, over 130 states signed the United Arab Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action. The vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate change and their responsibility… Read More

Dubai, December 3, 2023 – The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Dubai from November 30 to December 12. On this occasion, more than 130 countries signed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate… Read More

Paris, December 1, 2023. Dear readers, This newsletter presents the latest worldwide pesticide litigation news for the month of November. It’s been a dark month for the Earth. Among other things, there was the European Commission’s decision to renew the authorization of glyphosate, a probable carcinogen, for a further 10 years, and the European Parliament’s rejection… Read More

Dear readers, On 13 October, the vote by the Member States of the European Union on the European Commission’s proposal to renew the registration of glyphosate for 10 years failed to produce a qualified majority. A new vote is expected on 16 November. Meanwhile, in the United States, Bayer was condamned three times in October… Read More

Paris, Monday 30 October 2030 – On Monday 30 October, the French government announced a new plan for the management of pesticides up to 2030, known as the “Ecophyto 2030” plan. Launched in 2009 following the Grenelle Environment Forum, the first Ecophyto plan evolved into Ecophyto II in 2016, when the targets set were not… Read More