Europe is the most fragmented continent of the world. Its land, forest, water and marine resources have been heavily exploited in the last decades to support our wellbeing and economic development.The negative impacts of such an unsustainable development cannot be ignored and require thoughtful political decisions at the EU and national levels. Biodiversity loss, air and water pollution, water overuse, deforestation and illegal logging, overfishing, are among the main problems WWF is working on to protect Europe’s nature.
In its Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, the EU has recognised that resource efficiency - creating more value with fewer resources - is an absolute necessity in order to bring the EU back to a sustainable economy the respects the limits of our planet.
Head, Natural Resources
WWF European Policy Office
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Living Planet Report 2012
By 2030, even two planets will not be enough.