According to a new study by the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Global Footprint Network, the European Union is burning through natural resources more quickly than they can be replaced. The report concludes that we’d need 2.8 more Earths if everyone consumed as much as Europeans. The EU’s “overshoot day,” when it reached its annual biocapacity, was May 5 — nearly two months after the U.S., but a month before China.
How can they boost sustainability? The WWF said that increasing funding for green industries, meeting emissions goals, reducing deforestation and halting overfishing are key.