Our planet, Our future


Climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing our world today. Our planet is experiencing significant and accelerated climate change that began over a century ago.

Better together!

“Climate change concerns all of us, and we can all take action that helps both the climate and our health and wellbeing. Making our society more climate-friendly means looking at how we produce and use energy, develop new technologies, heat or cool our buildings, all the way through to the transport we use, products we buy, food we eat and packaging we throw away. We need to work together to understand the challenges and develop the solutions, so that everyone can do their part and no one is left behind. Let's work together to take care of the planet and build the future we want.”

Frans Timmermans

Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, European Commission (2019-2014)

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Commission (2019-2024)

Our planet, our future.

This educational tool is developed by the European Commission. It is based on information contained in “Our Planet, Our Future: fighting climate change together”, initially published in 2015 ahead of the Paris climate conference and updated in 2018.