Droughts, floods, wildfires are on the rise in Europe. Resilient water ecosystems are more vital than ever. But 60% of freshwater ecosystems in the EU are not healthy.
The EU Water Framework Directive is an integrated and holistic environmental legislation, designed to ensure that we will have healthy and resilient freshwater bodies to support people and nature, today and in the future.
Together with 5,000+ scientists, we believe that Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius must focus on enforcing environmental regulations rather than weakening them. We urge Member States and this new European Commission to preserve the Water Framework Directive in its current form, and to ensure that it is fully implemented and enforced.
Join the statement here: https://scientists4wfd.com/