Climate change and its consequences are familiar to all of us. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising. Extreme weather resulting in storms and flooding is becoming more common. We have to take measures and start acting today. Investing in green technologies that cut emissions has a positive impact as these technologies boost the economy, create jobs and strengthen Europe's competitiveness. That's why the European Union has set ambitious climate and energy targets. And this is where the ACE project makes its contribution.