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Online discussion

Thursday, 20. January 2022 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Save in my calendar

Online discussion

Will Germany stop the export of banned pesticides?

How to end double standards in the global pesticide trade.

jointly organized with Friends of the Earth Germany, INKOTA-netzwerk, Pesticide Action Network (PAN Germany), and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.

European pesticide manufacturers such as Bayer, BASF and AlzChem from Germany or Syngenta from Switzerland market pesticides in Asia, Africa and Latin America with active ingredients that are not approved in the EU due to their high risk and fatal consequences for human health and the environment. Almost half of all farmers and farm workers worldwide suffer at least one pesticide poisoning every year. The majority of these poisonings occur in countries of the Global South. What is the responsibility of the German government, that promises in the current coalition agreement to legally prohibit the export of certain pesticides in the future? What other regulations are needed at the United Nations level? And what are the demands of civil society representatives from the Global South? These and other questions will be explored during the event.

Welcome and input:

  • Susan Haffmans, PAN Germany
  • Jan Urhahn, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Germany and Southern Africa

Panel discussion with:

  • Lena Luig, INKOTA-netzwerk, Germany
  • Ophelia Nick, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • Marcos Orellana, United Nation Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights
  • Colette Solomon, Women on Farms Project, South Africa


  • Christine Chemnitz, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Germany

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

Hagen Döcke
Administrative Officer International Agricultural Policy Division

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Part of the series
Unsere Grüne Woche 2022
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Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung im Stiftungsverbund
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