Jessica Knapp receives funding from the Swedish Research Council Formas (grant 2022-00476) and the Strategic Research Area “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate” (BECC), which is funded by the Swedish government.
Maj Rundlöf receives funding from Formas, a Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development, the Swedish Research Council, the Strategic Research Area “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate” (BECC), funded by the Swedish government, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish Chemicals Agency, the Swedish Board of Agriculture, the German Environment Agency and the European Union through Horizon Europe. As an external expert, she provides advice to national and European authorities and other stakeholders in relation to pesticide and bees and other pollinators.
The European Parliament voted against a proposal to curb the use of agricultural pesticides in November 2023. These chemicals, designed to protect crop yield from pest insects and other organisms, can contaminate the water and air and threaten the people and wildlife that maintain the vitality of our landscapes.