‘A world you like. With a climate you like.’ is the European Commission’s communication campaign on climate action.
The global climate is changing. We can see it happening in Europe and elsewhere: temperatures are increasing, rainfall patterns changing, glaciers melting and extreme weather becoming more frequent and severe. The world is on average around 0.8°C warmer today than in the pre-industrial era, and the vast majority of climate experts believe that carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are mainly to blame.
Building a climate-friendly society is without doubt a big challenge, but it is also a huge opportunity. Making our society low-carbon will create new, green jobs and cutting-edge technologies. It will give us lower energy bills, comfortable and modern homes, cleaner air and more mobility.
The low-carbon economy is about a smarter kind of growth. About getting more out of less. And it is not a distant Utopian vision. We already have many of the necessary technologies. The real challenge is to apply them and bring them to scale. And all of us can help with that.
Visit our stand and you will have the opportunity to see concrete examples from all over Europe of how individuals, local groups and businesses are already taking their own low-carbon measures, whether it is about our homes and buildings, our shopping and eating habits or our transport and travelling patterns. Take part in a quiz to test how close you are to a low-carbon lifestyle.
Fighting climate change is about creating a world we want to live in, a world we're proud to present to our kids. If we continue with business as usual, climate change can reach dangerous levels in the coming years and its consequences are already being felt around globe. But we can prevent that by taking action now.