Negotiations are currently under way to develop a new international climate change agreement for the Paris climate conference in 2015, to be implemented from 2020. Activists are hoping for a comprehensive, ambitious and legally-binding agreement – but high expectations have been dashed before, most notably at the Copenhagen conference in 2009, which was widely seen as delivering less than promised.

On 3 April 2014, Debating Europe will be co-hosting Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General, as part of our Schools initiative. The debate will focus on mobilising action on climate change, and Ban Ki-moon will be answering questions from a selection of students from across the EU.

In preparation for the event, we’ve put together some facts and figures about climate change and its impact in the infographic below (and you can click on the image for a larger version).