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THE ROAD TO
A SUSTAINABLE EUROPE

New European Parliament and Commission must step up action
on climate and nature protection

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2019

WWF Election Manifesto

WWF is urging future EU leaders to put people’s wellbeing in a thriving environment at the centre of their thinking as they shape the future of the EU and its population.


In our election manifesto, WWF - with more than 3.2 million supporters in Europe –calls for a European Sustainability Pact for a safer, more competitive and responsible EU.

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What did the Spitzenkandidaten commit to?

We asked the 2019 Spitzenkandidaten about their ambitions for a sustainable Europe. Here is what they said:

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 751 Members of the European Parliament have been elected between in May 2019 for the legislative term of 2019-24. David Sassoli was elected as Parliament President.

  • Ursula von der Leyen was appointed as President of the European Commission, and she has promised to make a ‘European Green Deal’ the top political priority for the new Commission and its 27 Commissioners.

  • Around 80% of domestic environmental law, covering issues such as climate change, water pollution and loss of nature originates from EU legislation.

  • Fully implementing the Paris Agreement could create 2 million new jobs in Europe, deliver 200 billion euros in health benefits and save 2-3 trillion euros in fossil fuel imports.

Security, economic competitiveness and global relations, can only be tackled successfully if EU decision makers act on climate and environmental degradation.

The European elections took place from 23-26 May accross the EU. Watch WWF video and find out why these elections were important for climate and environment.

10th MAY WAS EU OVERSHOOT DAY

If everybody in the world lived like the average EU resident, we would have used up nature’s budget for the year by the 10 May, and would need 2.8 planets.

This is unsustainable - we’re depleting natural ecosystems at a faster rate than what can be renewed. The solutions to reduce the EU’s Ecological Footprint are at hand – but there is only a narrow window for the EU to act.

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