Monitoring and authorizing low-risk plant protection products and biological control agents

European Parliament Brussels | ROOM ASP 1E2

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Monitoring and authorising low risk plant protection landscape

To support our farmers looking for alternatives to more harmful substances, Europe urgently needs more low-risk plant protection products. This is why Renew Europe wants to make it easier and quicker to authorise new products.

Currently, the authorization of low-risk plant protection products takes too much time. On top of this, non-aligned procedures and insufficient communication between the authorized authorities create uncertainties and a lack of knowledge on available plant protection products for the future. To solve these problems, we need to enforce and align the procedures of authorisation and improve communication between the different European and national authorities.

In this seminar, our hosts Jan Huitema and Asger Christensen will discuss the ongoing revision of the regulation on sustainable use of plant protection products with different stakeholders in the field with the aim of finding solutions to achieve our zero-pollution ambitions and ensure sustainable solutions for our farmers.

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16:30 - 16:45 - Welcoming and introductory remarks

By (co-)hosting MEPs Jan Huitema and Asger Christensen

16:45 - 17:25 - Panel I presentations: ‘Monitoring and authorising low risk plant protection products and biological control agents’

16:45 - 16:55 - Patrick Kabouw, Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager at Novozymes

16:55 - 17:05 - Dr. Nicole van Straten, Deputy Secretary/Director of the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb)

17:05 - 17:15 - Manuela Tiramani, Head of the Pesticides and Peer Review (PREV) Unit, European Food Safety Agency

17:15 - 17:25 - Klaus Berend, DG Santé Acting Director food safety

17:25 - 18:20 - Panel II discussion and Q&A

Moderator: Jan Huitema

18:20 - 18:30 - Concluding session

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