6 Jul. 2022

Insufficient Regulation and Double Standards in the Pesticide Sector


Date and time: Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 09:00 (ART), 14:00 (CEST and SAST), 15:00 (EAT), 17:30 (IST), and 20:00 (PHST)

The event is part of the three-part online event series “Freedom from Pesticides” organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.

Registration required: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EhD-B1qmSR2jL2uCkTJDFQ

The online event will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation.

To date, only roughly 3.3 percent of the pesticide active ingredients used and traded worldwide are subject to binding regulation. Different standards in different countries enable companies to switch their products to countries with weaker regulations if, for example, they are no longer permitted in the EU. Almost 60 percent of highly hazardous pesticides are sold in “developing and emerging countries”. Why are pesticides and active ingredients banned in certain parts of the world still sold in others? This event explores the pesticide regulation regime in different regions and around the world. What important agreements are currently in place to regulate pesticide trade and use? How can people campaign for just regulations?


Lis García, Base Is, Paraguay

Sarojeni Rengam, Pesticide Action Network Asia Pasific (PANAP), Malaysia

Lena Luig, INKOTA, Germany

tbc, Campaña Permanente contra los agrotóxicos y por la vida, Brazil

Moderation: Jan Urhahn, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southern Africa and Tauqueer al Sabri, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung South Asia