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Title: Save the bees! Protection of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for insects in Europe
Current status: Collection ongoing
Deadline: 27/05/2020
Commission registration number: ECI(2019)000010
Date of registration: 27/05/2019
Date of publication of this translation: 29/05/2019
Registration language: DE / Other languages available: BG CS DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR GA HR HU IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative: COMMISSION DECISION
Subject-matter: We need insects for our ecosystems and to ensure food security. The Commission must adopt legislation to maintain and improve habitats for insects as indicators of an undamaged environment.
Main objectives: To demonstrably improve the natural basis for life we call for mandatory targets: - to make the promotion of biodiversity an overall objective of the CAP; - to dramatically cut the use of pesticides, ban harmful pesticides without exception and reform eligibility criteria; - to promote structural diversity in agricultural landscapes; - to effectively reduce nutrients (e.g. Natura 2000); - to effectively establish conservation areas (e.g. WFD); - to intensify research and monitoring and improve education.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Art. 38 et seq. TFEU, Art. 43 TFEU, Art. 114 TFEU, Art. 191 TFEU, Art. 192 TFEU, Art. 289 TFEU, Art. 291 TFEU
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Manuela RIPA -
  • Substitute: Clara BORASIO -
  • Other members: Marie POCHON, Nuno Miguel FORNER PEREIRA, Matthias PLUEGGE, Maria-Leonore CHRISTENSEN, Mihai Andrei STOICA
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding:

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