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Five Ways the EU is protecting our world.

June 11, 2016 10:15 PM
By Catherine Bearder MEP in Challenge

( from Summer 2016 Challenge, the GLD magazine)

Love Europe (facebook)Catherine Bearder argues the EU is key to protecting our world.

One of the key issues that got me interested in politics at the European level was the environment. It has always struck me that truly effective green policies are best achieved by working together internationally, and the EU gives us the best means to do this.

Being part of Europe means we can push for the kind of coordinated approach needed to protect our planet for future generations. And having commonly agreed EU standards prevents a race to the bottom between governments and businesses competing with each other, ensuring that we have minimum rules protecting against pollution or biodiversity loss.

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