Energy determines our lives. We harness energy in smartphones and computers, on subway lines and e-cars. Energy heats and cools apartments and offices, while energy sets machines in motion or lights up our environment at a push of a button. Because energy accompanies us in virtually all areas and situations of our lives, we must ensure that energy is produced and consumed as sustainably and sparingly as possible. There is no alternative if our children are to have a future worth living for: CO2 emissions must be drastically curbed – not only in Munich, but also in Germany, across Europe and throughout the world. Climate protection is a global task.