Is Europe still in the forefront with its thinking and action concerning the battle against global warming? The future of our planet as a comfortable living space for humanity depends on our willingness to finally “take things in hand” all together. Will the lack of a European political policy on energy hamper our efforts at the Copenhagen Summit? Will the administration of President Obama be more eco friendly than that of George Bush? What will be the negotiating position of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and that of China in particular? What is clear is that the UN summit on climate which will take place between the 7th and 18th December 2009 must be a success.