Introducing the GREEN 9 group of environmental NGOs active at EU level
Public opinion polls consistently show that European citizens are deeply concerned about the environment. The environment is an area where EU decision-makers can take action to bridge the gap between European institutions and citizens, to change people’s lives for the better.
River pollution, climate change and wildlife decline are environmental problems that do not respect national boundaries. It makes sense to tackle these issues with laws and regulations at EU level.
Despite the progress made in EU environmental policy, much needs to be done during the term of the current European Parliament and European Commission to integrate the environment into all EU policies. This is vital to ensure that the principle of ‘sustainable development’ is effectively applied in practice.
Widespread public concern over the state of the environment has led to a continuous growth in the membership of environmental non-governmental organisations in Europe in recent years. Membership of the nine leading environmental organisations active at EU level is now estimated to be over 20 million people.
This booklet gives EU decision-makers a short overview of the activities of the nine leading environmental organisations active at EU level - ‘the Green 9’ - together with their contact details. We hope that you will contact us if you need further information on what we do.
We look forward to working with you.
The Green 9 (now named Green 10)
Last updated on 14 June 2011