“ Indicators, targets and mitigation measures for risk reduction and IPM”. Amalia Kafka OPERA Research Center Scientific Officer Madrid, 2 July 2012. Update on SUD implementation – issues and main topics.
OPERA Research Center
Madrid, 2 July 2012
European Commission forum: “Directive 2009/128/EC on Sustainable use of pesticides”, Brussels, 20thJune2012
Focus of the discussion:
EU Expert Meeting on NAP on Sustainable Use of PPP, (Berlin 5th-6thJune 2012)
OPERA proposes background infrastructure that will support the technical implementation of IPM
The RECOMMENDATION PROVIDES INFORMATION on:
The concept of IPM is based on the need to include all the possible available measures to obtain a proper defense for the crop, also considering health, social, economic and environmental aspects
The 8 points of the Annex III recall the adoption of:
Specificity of application
Preference for non-chemicals
If it provides satisfactory pest control
Check of results in relation with the applied
Opportunity for new
and improved production practices
Problems in the implementation of the RI
EC intends to create a WG which will work on the establishment of the harmonized RI
In implementing the SUD, it is important to clearly define goals to reduce risk, and then measures to reach these goals
The mitigation measures are linked to the risk indicators selected.
Therefore, risk indicators and mitigating measures - have to be addressed in parallel
MEASURE TARGETRISK INDICATOR
Any set of indicators should reflect a minimum number of
economic, social and environmental aspects
Goals should be set in relation to the policy priorities in the MS to address the risks identified prior to the application of the NAP
The targets for each measure shall vary from MS to MS, even if the overall quantitative target of the plan is the same.
Redefine goals after
Procedure to establish quantitative risk reduction targets
Give benchmark values over time to the indicators selected to monitor riskreduction
The targets suggested in the toolbox are a hypothetical example of how MS’s may consider achieving a certain level of risk reduction through the measure taken and its corresponding indicator.
Balanced set of indicators
Examples of Quantitative Targets
Environmental Social Economic