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Protester’s coat made of balloons from the United Kingdom found on the Belgian coast, Brussels, Belgium, 2019
© House of European History, Brussels, Belgium

Climate change

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time; a threat to the very future of our life on planet Earth. Human-made global warming, caused by excessive CO2 emissions and industrial pollution, is destroying whole ecosystems and making our way of life unsustainable.

‘Fridays for Future’, an initiative launched by young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, has become active around the world, with students demanding a radical ecological change of course.

For today’s 15-year-olds, climate change is a tangible threat to their future prospects.