This paper investigates how environmental attitudes are affected by the Global Financial Crisis in the European Union. The European Union has defined its international identity through ambitious and aggressive environmental policies. An emerging literature shows that environmental ambition is negatively affected during economic downturns. It follows that any weakening of environmental concern in the EU would have major implications for environmental policy. In this paper, we examine how The Global Financial Crisis affected attitudes towards the environment in the European Union. The data in this paper uses macroeconomic indicators from World Bank to capture the economic effects of the recession. We use data from The World Values Survey to capture environmental concern at the individual level. We expect to show that in times of economic downturn, individuals are less concerned with the environment.