In view of the fact that the brightness of night landscapes is increasing globally by between 2% and 6% per year, according to the latest studies, endorsed by STARS4ALL, and that an image of Europe taken at night from space shows that night shows that more than 85% of the continent is covered with light, we can conclude that the European Union rules on outdoor lighting contradict European legislation on environmental protection, the EU Environmental Liability Directive (Directive 2004/35/EC) and, in particular, the Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC).
This lack of control has meant that each member country has taken individual legislative measures, with greater or lesser fortune, with regard to light pollution, an environmental problem of which there is very little social awareness despite the great negative impact it has on our health, ecosystems, habitats, the environment and the celestial geography.
For all these reasons, from Stars4All, we make a petition (nº 0362/2018) to the European Parliament for the adoption of a European legislation against light pollution to which all the Member States have to subscribe:
This proposal to regulate the use and abuse of public lighting aims to achieve:
To support the petition just follow a few simple steps: