Is Europe living within the limits of our planet?

This joint EEA-FOEN report explores two key questions related to Europe’s long-term environmental and climate ambitions: how to define a ‘safe operating space’ for Europe, and whether Europe’s environmental footprint is currently smaller or larger than its estimated ‘safe operating space’. The European Commission for the period 2019-2024 raised ambitions further by setting out an agenda for a European Green Deal, stating that, 'Europe must lead the transition to a healthy planet'.