New federal legislation regarding insect protection

After an intense struggle with the ministries of environment and agriculture, the government cabinet has finally reached an agreement regarding a legislation package on insect protection. It contains the new insect protection law as well as the plant protection enforcement order. 

The insect protection law classifies orchards, dry-stone walls and species-rich grassland as additional areas worth protection and limits light pollution. The plant protection enforcement order limits or bans the use of pesticides. Glyphosat will be prohibited completely as of 2024. 

Tagesschau on 10th of February 2021