Climate Change

Climate change is real, and is happening.  The EU is a world leader in taking measures to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius (the "tipping point" at which scientists agree irreversible effects will follow): the successful climate agreement in Paris will ensure that all countries play their part with their own national targets for emissions reductions, with the aim of a net zero carbon world after 2050. Continue reading

The Environment

Environmental regulations have been a central part of European co-operation since the 1970s.  Economic growth must go hand-in-hand with a cleaner environment which allows people to fully enjoy the benefits of a higher standard of living, through clean air, water, areas of natural beauty and better health. Continue reading