Sustaining Europe needs something of a Union
Through successive enlargement, the European Union has grown from 6 founding states to 28 member countries, which comprise 7.3% of the world's total population.
With a collective economy worth €16.5 trillion, the European Union is the world's largest economy and is both the world's largest importer and exporter of manufactured goods and services. With over 500 environmental Directives, Regulations and Decisions, the EU has some of the most extensive environmental policies of any state or organisation in the world. As a key player in developing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, the EU was instrumental in setting the 2C global warming limit (agreeing to this as far back as 1996) and has long held an international leadership role in the battle against climate change.
So following sustainable developments in this politico-economic union remains something of a must.
How Europe can beat climate change
How European cooperation might be the only way to see the wood for the trees
Brexit and the key to sustaining Europe
How one referendum may even end up bringing us closer together
Hamburg: Beyond the Green Capital
5 years after winning the European Green Capital award, Hamburg is still striving for sustainable excellence
Exclusive Interview with MEP Jo Leinen
President of the European Movement speaks exclusively to Sustain Europe about sustainability in the EU
A Climate for Change
WWF EU outlines the steps we need to take to secure a clean future
Climate Action as a European Responsibility
Opinion piece by Jo Leinen MEP, President of the European Movement International
Director-General for EU Climate Action gives his take on the route to a low-carbon economy
Promoting Europe’s transition to a circular economy
The Circular Economy Package
How the European Commission is closing the loop
The UK votes to LEAVE the EU
It's time to stand up for all of Europe and its environment
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