Europe so often leads the world in safeguarding the environment and human health. It has been the site of major advances on climate, protections for species and habitat, and ambitious standards for clean air, clean water, safer chemicals and greener products. Yet we still face many challenges. Tackling global climate change requires unprecedented action, our seas are still under great pressure, our land does not sustain the protective web of biodiversity and habitats it once did, and human health is still too often impaired due to poor environmental conditions. We are committed to building a strong board and team of leaders in Europe to contribute to meeting these challenges.