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Earth Hour 2023
25 March, 8:30pm

On 25 March 2023, millions of people around the world celebrated Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment.

For 2023, Earth Hour expanded its focus beyond switching off the lights. With the call “Switch off. Give an hour for Earth”, WWF EU (and many other European offices) used Earth Hour to highlight the importance of our European nature and shine a spotlight on nature restoration.

Restoring nature is a key solution to tackle climate and biodiversity crises, help reach EU’s climate neutrality goals, maintain crucial benefits provided by nature, such as clean air and water, food, crop pollination, and make Europe more resilient to the impacts of climate change, like severe droughts and floods.

In Brussels, WWF EU invited the Members of the European Parliament to show their support for a strong EU Nature Restoration Law as part of worldwide Earth Hour celebration.

Over 30 MEPs from across political groups and Frans Timmermans, European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, joined the call to restore nature in Europe.