Summary title: Petition No 0362/2018 by Sibylle Schroer (German) on the possible adoption of European legislation against light pollution
Petition number: 0362/2018
Topics: Culture and Heritage, Environment, Energy, Urban Development, Health
Country: European Union
Name of association: STARS4ALL
Name: Sibylle Schroer
The petitioner denounces the brightening of nightscapes, which is increasing globally with unforeseen consequences for ecosystems and human well-being. The petitioner refers to various studies on light pollution, which affects human well-being and health, while also causing disruptions to ecosystems. The petitioner calls for the adoption of European legislation against light pollution. In the petitioner’s view, such legislation would protect citizens from lighting trespasses into their homes, which might have an impact on the circadian rhythm and consequently increase the risk of health issues like insomnia, obesity and cancer.