Cut Europe's land footprint

Mechanical digger loading soil onto a lorry

Photo: Friends of the Earth Europe

Europe has one of the largest land footprints in the world because it imports massive amounts of food and other goods from the rest of the world every year. These goods, such as meat, dairy and forestry products, need large areas of land.

Europe's high levels of land consumption:

  • drives land-grabs
  • contributes to climate change and biodiversity loss
  • pushs up food prices
  • increases social inequalities.

These have devastating social and environmental impacts. Friends of the Earth is campaigning to reduce Europe's land footprint.

It is vital Europe takes urgent action to measure and reduce its use of the world’s limited land-grabs.

Take Action

Please tell the European Commissioner for the Environment to reduce Europe's land use by introducing land use targets.