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Earth Hour 2024
23 March, 8:30pm

On 23 March 2024, millions of people around the world will celebrate Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment.

This year, we are going beyond the symbolic gesture of turning off lights. We are on a mission to turn a single Earth Hour into millions of hours filled with action and awareness, all aimed at protecting our planet.  WWF EU is using Earth Hour to highlight the importance of our European nature and shine a spotlight on what’s at stake in the upcoming EU elections.

European communities have been hit hard by the consequences of extreme weather, like the wildfires that wreaked havoc last summer. In addition to the climate crisis, various environmental challenges such as biodiversity loss and EU’s fossil fuel reliance are negatively impacting our everyday lives.

The outcome of the 2024 European elections will have an enormous impact on the environment and climate, and determine the future of citizens. European policy-makers have the opportunity to act for the benefit of our planet and protect us!

Ahead of 9 June, when millions of citizens will cast their votes, WWF EU’s Director, Ester Asin, has used this opportunity to remind European policy-makers of the commitments they should make to protect our natural world.

We have also invited EU political leaders to share their aspirations for environmental stewardship and climate action - stay tuned!