Europeans have some of the highest rates of anxiety, depression and other non-infectious diseases in the world. At the same time, the European project itself is facing its own epidemic of angst and self-doubt. Today, on World Health Day, one overlooked remedy could help improve both people's health and the condition of the European Union: nature.
Rallies are expected in Rome this weekend as heads of European governments meet, and hundreds of organisations call for vision and courage to set Europe on the path to a just, sustainable, democratic and inclusive future.
The battle to prevent catastrophic climate change just got harder, according to Friends of the Earth, as Donald Trump steps into the White House today. Friends of the Earth Europe stands with colleagues on the other side of the Atlantic in rejecting and fighting against the divisive, hateful rhetoric used by Donald Trump, and in resisting his institutionalization of fossil fuel interests in the White House.
As the EU-27 gather in Bratislava today, leading environmental organisations call for genuinely transformational change in the wake of the UK referendum.
The European Commission must rethink its so-called 'Better Regulation' agenda, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. The 'Better Regulation Agenda' was created by the European Commission to streamline and improve European law-making. However, Friends of the Earth Europe and allies claim the focus is almost exclusively on cutting-costs for businesses at the expense of social and environmental benefits .
The UK referendum should be a wake-up call for a new era of politics that builds cooperation and solidarity, with peoples' welfare and the environment at its heart.
Friends of the Earth Europe is committed to creating sustainable and just societies and to protecting the environment. We are living in an increasingly globalised society where every nation is inextricably linked. The most pressing issues of today are global – they do not respect national borders, and cannot be tackled alone.