More than half of Europeans want EU to do more for the environment

More than half of Europeans want the EU to do more for the environment. That’s according to a survey by the European Parliament which asked more than 27,900 people across […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

More than half of Europeans want the EU to do more for the environment.

That’s according to a survey by the European Parliament which asked more than 27,900 people across the continent their thoughts on the topic.

A total of 67% of them said they want see more environmental action. In the UK 59% agreed.

The EU said it is working on protecting most environmental areas such as air and water pollution, waste management and climate change.

That’s why the institution is reforming the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and a legislation to promote renewable energy.

The EU Parliament recently reached a deal on legislation to improve air quality proposing new national caps of key pollutants for all countries.

Italian EPP member Giovanni La Via, Chair of the Environment Committee, said: “We share the concerns of our citizens, as seen in the Eurobarometer and are, for this reason, very committed to work on new policies and proposals to fight climate change and safeguard the environment.”