WWF France brought the 6th edition of its Green Forum to a close on 28 September 2012 by launching a “Paris Appeal”. WWF in Europe has adopted the Paris Appeal and is calling on the member states of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission to revive the ideal of a sustainable Europe as a means of uniting its peoples behind a common goal. The appeal is addressed to the leaders of the EU, on the occasion of the 22 November European Council meeting.
WWF calls for an ecological transition, which “Combining economy and ecology in a new ecological transition holds great promise as a means of boosting the economy and creating jobs.
Above all, it is an ideal with the potential to inject fresh optimism into the European project, galvanizing citizens around an environmentally and socially responsible vision of society.
We therefore call upon all European heads of state and governments and the Presidents of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council to commit to 10 fundamental principles as a blueprint for the sustainable growth that represents the only solution to the combined crises besetting our continent.”
Source: WWF France, WWF EPO