The European Investment Bank
wants to stop the increase in the world’s temperature.
The increase in temperatures is called climate change.
It causes extreme weather.
Sometimes it is hotter than usual.
Sometimes it is colder.
Often climate change causes extreme storms.
We invest billions of euros
in projects that protect the environment.
The projects reduce the emission of gases
that flow into the atmosphere.
These gases trap the sun’s heat
and makes the Earth get warmer.
This is called the greenhouse effect.
We lend money to governments,
so that they can help their citizens
adapt to the effects of climate change.
We also lend to companies and governments
for projects that slow down
the increase in temperatures.
We help companies and governments
cut the gases they produce.