- Who we are
- EIB at a glance
- Our priorities
- The EIB and development
Climate and environment
Earth’s climate has been changing more quickly
over the past few years
because of humans.
Factories and cars burn fuel
that produces gases.
These gases block heat from the sun
so that the Earth’s temperature increases.
This is called the greenhouse effect.
We work on projects
that try to slow down the increase in temperature
and solve this problem.
We finance transport
that doesn’t pollute
because it uses natural resources
and clean energy.
The wind, the sun and water
are natural sources of renewable energy.
They are sustainable,
because they won’t run out
and we don’t harm the environment
when we use them.
Many people who live in poor countries
have to leave their homes
to find a job in another country.
This is called migration.
We lend money to poorer countries,
so they can create jobs
and better conditions for their citizens.
That means people won’t have to become migrants.