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Fighting climate change together

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We all have a duty to combat climate change. The actions we take now will have an impact in the world we live in the future. But what can we do to face this problem?


Climate change is the result of transformation in our weather patterns because of an increase in the Earth's average temperature. But which are the causes and consequences of this phenomenon? Find out the keys to understand this problem through the explanation of Professor Schellnhuber, from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.


What is Europe doing?

 The Directorate-General for Climate Action at the European Commission's works everyday to combat this problem at EU and international level. Through a funding policy, Europe set up some goals for 2020, 2030 and 2050. For instance, among other objectives, by 2020 all member states are committed to reduce green house gas emissions or to increase in energy efficiency by 20%



EU Climate Action

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European climate action


What can I do to fight this problem?

 Raise your voice! Share what you think about climate change and what you are doing to fight it with other young people across the EU and beyond.


Send your details (first name, age city, and country) to: and you will appear on the map!


Besides, you can test yourself with this board game and find out if you are trying your best to combat climate change.


To learn more:

 If you are interested in this topic, read all about it in the Youth Magazine on Climate Change and don’t forget to follow EU Climate Action on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated in the last campaigns run by the EU Commission.



Published: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 09:29

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