UK National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (NAP)
The best opportunity in a generation to better protect the health of both people and wildlife from harmful pesticides…
In December 2020, the Government launched a crucially important three-month consultation on UK pesticide use. The consultation called for opinions on the draft revised UK National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides – referred to as ‘the NAP’ – which sets out how pesticides are allowed to be used across the UK for the next five years.
During the consultation period, PAN UK mobilised thousands of members of the public and a diverse range of civil society organisations to submit responses to the Government calling for a reduction in pesticide-related harms. Thank you so much if you made your voice heard during this crucial time.
We are now waiting for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to publish the final version of the NAP. Then the hard work begins to ensure that the measures outlined in the NAP are implemented in the best way possible in terms of protecting human health and the environment from hazardous pesticides.