Collecting and disseminating information on alternatives to Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) is essential to enable Parties to the Rotterdam Convention to address challenges associated with pesticide-related incidents.
By means of sustainable solutions to reduce risks to chemical pesticides while changing to less hazardous alternatives and approaches, Parties will also reduce the economic burden
caused by hazardous pesticides.
Further, identifying and gathering information on cost-effective alternatives, including non-chemical solutions, will also respond to concerns and needs from Parties regarding the importance of promoting safer working conditions for farmers and improved environmental protection in agricultural lands.
1. Facilitate global knowledge sharing and access to information to better understand the advantages of safer alternatives.
2. Raise awareness among stakeholders about the importance to capitalize on new opportunities to reduce pesticide risks.