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Global challenges

With the early effects of climate change already visible, through extreme weather events, storms and droughts, the EU is taking steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

We only have one Earth… and we all share it, wherever we are.

Many environmental challenges are global by nature, and they can only be tackled through a comprehensive approach that works far beyond the borders of the EU. Other environmental challenges have a strong regional dimension, meaning they require cooperation with countries that border the EU.

In this section you can find out about the EU's efforts to solve environmental problems on a global scale, through the global dimensions of its policies, and through constant engagement with international partners on problems like climate change.