How can we fight for a healthy environment and better life for all of us, without also fighting for better laws, a truly sustainable economy and development policies, proper planning for urban and natural spaces, while at the same time addressing environmental crime?
At WWF Greece, the main focus of our work for good policies are climate change and energy, protecting nature, economic and development policies, spatial planning and, of course, environmental legislation. For this reason, we stand against poor legislation, lack of transparency, environmental crime, destructive policies and major polluters, and in parallel, we want to channel money away from activities that destroy the health of the planet and societies.
We've celebrated many victories: averting many attacks on environmental legislation; the 2011 law on biodiversity; the 2012 Presidential Decree on island wetlands; our victorious battle to move away from lignite; stopping the diversion of the Acheloos River; court wins for forests; victorious mobilisation for coastlines and shores; major alliances for the best European policies for biodiversity.
The challenges are even greater. The major open fronts which lie ahead of us are sustainable recovery from the pandemic crisis, enactment of a climate law with a solid scientific foundation, shielding of biodiversity cells, successfully moving away from fossil fuels, just transition of lignite areas to the post-lignite era and, of course, development of a strong environmental democracy.
Together with a large team of partners and volunteer lawyers, we constantly monitor legal developments, analyse bills, express well-founded public criticism; we press ministers and MPs, proposing the best possible solutions. We are always there, on the front line for clear, transparent laws that truly defend common interest: the environment, quality of life, our future. We are there in almost every consultation and bill that is submitted to Parliament and concerns the environment. We submit our opinion and strongly defend it to prevent “laws that seriously damage the environment” and to improve environmental legislation. We may be the only organisation in Greece that continuously reads even the small print, as we know that the greatest improprieties are hidden in the details.
Without your support, we cannot continue to defend our precious natural environment and ensure a healthy future for humanity and the planet. Join us now!