World Environment Day 2024 – European Commission – European Union

On 5 June, we celebrate World Environment Day. Established by the United Nations in 1972, it is the largest international environmental event with millions of people participating worldwide. It has evolved into a prominent global platform for promoting environmental awareness.
The EU has placed the environment at the forefront of its agenda with EU policies designed to protect the environment and biodiversity, safeguard human health, and promote the transition to a circular economy. In 2019, the Commission introduced the European Green Deal, a comprehensive strategy aiming to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050.
Key actions:
The Commission remains fully committed to transforming the EU into a clean, resource-efficient, and competitive economy, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The European Green Deal is based on a clean and circular economy. It is pushing forward a clean transition that protects people and the planet and is economically sound and socially fair. 
For more information
The European Green Deal
The story of the von der Leyen Commission: The European Green Deal
More on EU’s Environment policy
EU Green Week 2024
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