SDG 2 · Indicator

Exports of pesticides banned in the EU

kg per 1,000 population


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Description

The amount of pesticide mixture, containing a pesticide ingredient banned in the EU, per 1,000 population. Data are reported in either liters or kilograms, a conversion factor of (1kg = 1L) was assumed to aggregate data. Data come from export notifications at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), paperwork that companies must complete under European law to export banned pesticides beyond the European Union.

Long-Term Objective

Science-based/technical optimum

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.

Reference

Gaberell L. & Viret G. (2020) Banned in Europe: How the EU exports pesticides too dangerous for use in Europe

Exports of pesticides banned in the EU