Impact Assessment Framework with Specific Protection Goals (SPGs) for Non-Target Terrestrial Plants (NTTPs)

Johan Bremmer, Samantha Deacon, Lara Alvarez, Gertie Arts, Hilfred Huiting, Bert Smit

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Abstract

In this report we propose a preliminary Impact Assessment (IA) Framework that may be applied to the regulation of plant protection products (PPPs) and that fulfils the requirements of the Better Regulation Guidelines. Framework development focused on the use of PPPs for weed control and the protection of non-target terrestrial plants (NTTPs). Four weed control scenarios were described as case studies including (I) a reference scenario with emphasis on herbicidal weed control, (II) a scenario with focus on in-field protection of NTTPs, (III) a scenario oriented at off-field protection of NTTPs, and (IV) a scenario with full protection of ecosystem services. Six ecosystem services were evaluated: Crop provision (food and raw materials), wild foods, fresh groundwater, fresh surface water, erosion prevention and maintenance of soil fertility and habitat for species. The framework and Specific Protection Goals (SPGs) were tested using six case studies representing a range of crops and EU Member States.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Economic Research
Number of pages75
ISBN (Electronic)9789463955836
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen Economic Research
No.2020-074

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