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Title: Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides
Current status: Submitted
Commission registration number: ECI(2017)000002
Date of registration: 25/01/2017
Registration language: EN / Other languages available: BG CS DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR HR HU IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Subject-matter: We call on the European Commission to propose to member states a ban on glyphosate, to reform the pesticide approval procedure, and to set EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use.
Main objectives: Ban glyphosate-based herbicides, exposure to which has been linked to cancer in humans, and has led to ecosystems degradation; ensure that the scientific evaluation of pesticides for EU regulatory approval is based only on published studies, which are commissioned by competent public authorities instead of the pesticide industry; set EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use, with a view to achieving a pesticide-free future.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Art. 38 et seq. TFEU, Art. 43 TFEU, Art. 289 TFEU, Art. 291 TFEU, Art. 294 TFEU
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Mika Theis LEANDRO - mika@stopglyphosate.org
  • Substitute: Christoph BAUTZ - christoph@stopglyphosate.org
  • Other members: Helmut BURTSCHER-SCHADEN, Züleyxa IZMAILOVA, Rikke Vinkel LUNDSGAARD, Ruth ECHEVERRÍA ORELLANA, Martin Bernard PIGEON
Annex: DS_Annex.pdf (126995 bytes)
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding:

Last update: 03/08/2017

Name of sponsor Date[1] Amount in EUR[2]
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) 17/11/2016 750
Campact e.V. 22/11/2016 100,000
Skiftet 30/11/2016 500
Umweltinstitut München e.V. 23/01/2017 3,750
Greenpeace 26/01/2017 15,000
Mouvement Ecologique 27/01/2017 2,500
Danmarks Naturfredningsforening 10/02/2017 10,000
GLOBAL 2000 09/03/2017 7,000
Campact e.V. 22/03/2017 100,000
SumOfUs 04/04/2017 7,500
WeMove.EU 04/04/2017 20,000
WeMove.EU 05/04/2017 20,000
WeMove.EU 06/04/2017 10,000
BUND e.V. 21/04/2017 10,000
Avaaz Foundation 28/07/2017 21,399

Total amount of support and funding: €328,399
[1]
Date when the contribution was received. In case of in kind contributions, date when the in kind contribution started.
[2]
Actual amount of funding provided or estimated value of in kind contribution.
Number of statements of support at the time of submission:
Austria
41,099
Belgium
56,068
Bulgaria
552
Croatia
1,495
Cyprus
283
Czech Republic
0 (9,901 *)
Denmark
13,942
Estonia
0 (588 *)
Finland
3,786
France
57,895
Germany
663,867
Greece
1,094
Hungary
5,900
Ireland
11,297
Italy
71,367
Latvia
1,197
Lithuania
651
Luxembourg
5,708
Malta
585
Netherlands
39,754
Poland
7,107
Portugal
0 (7,990 *)
Romania
0 (1,681 *)
Slovakia
0 (2,217 *)
Slovenia
2,738
Spain
72,357
Sweden
12,123
United Kingdom
0 (94,502 *)

Number of signatories:1,070,865

* Certificates received after the time of submission. Figures not included in the total number of signatories.

Initiative progress

  1. Registered
    25/01/2017
  2. Collection ongoing
  3. Collection closed
    02/07/2017
  4. Submitted
    06/10/2017
  5. Answered
  6. * Collection closed earlier by the organisers