Climate impact

Since the 1970s, the amount of insect species on the planet has decreased by almost 70 percent.

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When road-tripping, have you noticed fewer insects on your windshield compared to back in the day? One of the main reasons for this decline is chemicals, such as pesticides, used to protect our food crops. The purpose of these chemicals is many times to kill insects. Looking at the results, you can’t argue that they’ve not done what they were designed to do. But the problem is bigger than just a few bugs. Our ecosystem is interconnected, and insects have an important role to play in keeping the earth thriving.

Reference: https://minamataconvention.org/sites/default/files/documents/2021-07/Biodiversity_Interlinkages_Key_Insights.pdf

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Let’s not put the chemical crisis off to the next generation.

We call on policy makers in the EU to take action against toxic chemicals in our nature, air, water and bodies. We ask them to:

  • Fully implement the European Union’s promises on its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability to ensure a toxic-free Europe by 2030
  • A special focus must be to fix the outdated chemicals control law, REACH, to ensure the fast track banning of the most harmful chemicals in consumer products
  • Fully implement the European Union’s action plan to phase out PFAS, including support and facilitate the universal ban of PFAS as well as banning PFAS in sectoral legislations such as toys, cosmetics, packaging and food contact materials.
  • Aid communities affected by forever chemical pollution and ensure thorough monitoring, remediation, ground sanitation, health and other plans in response to their needs. Make polluting PFAS manufacturers and related companies accountable for these.

This petition is done together with several European environmental organisations.