PAN believes that the simplest way to deal with the problems would be to reduce the use of pesticides, and particularly the most hazardous ones. PAN International collaborates with the International POPs Elimination Network (www.ipen.org), and you can see some examples of the work we do in relation to these conventions on this page.
These conventions and more are described in PAN’s publication ‘International tools for preventing local pesticide problems’.
• Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent
• Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
• The Montreal Protocol
• The International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides
• The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
• The Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa
• International Labour Organisation conventions protecting agricultural workers
• The Convention on Biological Diversity
• Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management and Inter-governmental Forum for Chemical Safety