To avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis, we need to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Meet the people whose actions are making a difference.
Carsten Herbes - My world, my action, our planet: meet the professor preparing the next generation to take on climate change
With the need to tackle climate change set to continue for the foreseeable future, raising young people’s awareness of the issue is more important than ever. Carsten Herbes, a European Climate Pact Ambassador and professor from Germany, is encouraging young people to jump in at the deep end of international climate negotiations.
Sofie Winge-Petersen - My world, my action, our planet: meet the young innovator who wants to outsmart climate change
Putting pressure on policymakers to take climate action is crucial. At 23, European Climate Pact Ambassador Sofie Winge-Petersen, from Denmark, is part of a young, environmentally aware generation doing just that. An innovation engineering student, a social entrepreneur, and a born problem-solver, Sofie is showing us how targeted solutions, together with effective grassroots organisation, can make a real difference – and how the European Climate Pact can support these ambitions.
Anna Desogus - My world, my action, our planet: meet the environmentalist who instigated a chain reaction by inspiring others to spread the climate action message
Anna began her career by pursuing a childhood dream: working in London as a manager for classical musicians. However, after a decade working in the industry, Anna decided to change her career to address some of the climate-related challenges she had witnessed in her role and make a difference to the environment. “That kind of lifestyle means you’re flying non-stop,” she says.
Sébastien Lahaye - My world, my action, our planet: meet the firefighter spreading the word about wildfire prevention
Rising temperatures as a result of climate change have sparked an increase in wildfires across Europe, igniting a burning crisis that threatens homes, communities and lives. French firefighter and European Climate Pact Ambassador Sébastien Lahaye believes that part of the solution lies not in Europe, but in the Australian Outback. Learning the fire prevention techniques of Indigenous Australians, Sébastien has made it his mission to spread the message about how we use and manage land, so that the frequency and severity of wildfires in France and across Europe can be reduced.
Frank Deboosere - My world, my action, our planet: meet the weatherman leading the charge to prevent the storm of climate change
When Frank Deboosere began delivering weather forecasts to millions of Belgians in the 1980s, he didn’t know he was setting out on a path that would lead to him becoming a pioneer of climate action. Today, he volunteers as an Ambassador of the European Climate Pact, fusing his scientific knowledge of meteorology with his popularity to motivate Belgians to get on their bikes, improve their health and wellbeing, and help prevent the impending storm of climate change.
Gordana Lalić - My world, my action, our planet: meet the climate activist transforming her historic Croatian tourist town into a green destination of the future
The picturesque Croatian town of Poreč-Parenzo on the Adriatic Sea is fusing its rich tourist heritage with a more sustainable future. The European Climate Pact Ambassador and local businesswoman behind this transformation is Gordana Lalić.
Vanessa Archontidou - My world, my action, our planet: meet the mountaineer who uses storytelling to inspire action on climate change
For European Climate Pact Ambassador Vanessa Archontidou, what began as a hobby evolved into a life calling. The Greek mountaineer who has climbed each of the Seven Summits – the highest mountain on every continent – now uses storytelling to empower others, especially women, and encourage them to take climate action to protect our planet.