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Fichier 3 a m a jorit y of w omen p a r tici p a ting For these 3 priorities, CITIZENS CALL THE EU TO TAKE CONCRETE A CTION FOR THE OCEAN 4 billion eu r os / year 5,000 billion 1/3 of european citizens 90% o f goods countries a r ound the w orld 59 ARE F R OM THE EU R OPEAN UNION men w omen 36,4% 15% O F WHICH T O P 3 France, Po r tu g a l and S p ain 21 40 % Th ou gh st u dies sh o w a loss of in t e r est in the E u r opean elections among this age g ro u p , th e y ta k e action f or the o c ean c a u s e . The s e a r e the first E u r opean elections in which th e y c an pa r ticipa t e! 1 8 - 2 4 y ear olds r ep r e s ent mo r e t han of participants are between 25 - 34 y ea r s old microplastics floating in the ocean. T iny fragmen t s 5mm or less r e s ulting f r om ti r e abrasion, s ynthetic cl o thing fibers, mic r obeads added t o c osmetic p r o du c t s and degrading la r ger plastics. is the annual funding that the fossil fuel industry receives from the European Union. Despi t e s cientific e viden c e that their offsho r e e x t raction c an ha v e ir r e v ersible impac t s on o c eans, coastlines and global w arming. C all on the EU t o ban mic r oplastic c omp o unds in t entionally added in c a r e p r o du c t s, de t e r gen t s and pain t s. 33% of european citizens w ant t o en co urage in d us t r y inn o v ations t o d e v elop p r o du c t s that no longer r elea s e plastic fibers. are transported by sea. Oil spills, c ontainer los s es, t o xic di s cha r ges a r e all impo r tant c on s eq u en c es of this mode of t ranspo r t. Out of the 8 t opics covered by the consultation, 3 priorities w e r e e xp r es s ed b y ci t i z ens. Quali t y of bathing w a t er O c ean li t era c y S ustainable to urism R en ew able marine ene rg y Risks lin k ed t o clima t e change in the c oastal a r eas Fossil fuels and offshore exploitation S us t ainable shipping Microplastic pollution of the ocean 8% 5% 3% 6% 35% 12% 13% 18% t o figh t a g ain s t MIC R OPL A STIC POL L UTION O F THE OCEAN 50% of european citizens think w e sh o uld lea v e behind f ossil ene rg y and f orbid any oil or g as e xploration and e xploitation. 3 / 4 of european citizens w ant t o ban e xploration and oil e xploitation in marine p rot ec t ed a r eas. abou t fossi l fuels and offshore exp l oi ta tion 1/3 of european citizens think that w e m ust p r om ot e inn o v ation and e c o-design of ships (pain t s, ene rg y efficien c y , ma t erials...). 1 / 4 of european citizens a r e in f a v or of s t r engthening s u r v eillan c e of marine and noi s e pol l ution. t o w ards sus t ainable shipping 98% w o uld al s o be willing t o change their b uying habi t s if an " e c o-friendly t ranspo r t" label w as c r ea t ed f or the p r o du c t s. United Kingdom I r eland Denmark Netherlands B elgium S pain S w eden F inland Germany A us t ria B ul g aria R omania Hun g a r y C r oatia S l ov enia G r ee c e Italy C yp r us