On 30 November to 11 December 2015 the world’s attention will be firmly on Paris in France as leaders meet for the COP21 climate conference to set the tone for the health of our planet for decades to come. Satellites play a critical role in providing essential information – from mapping ice in the polar regions to monitoring deforestation and urban growth – so that informed decisions can be made. This image of Paris was captured by Sentinel-2A on 15 July 2015. The satellite carries an innovative high-resolution multispectral imager with 13 spectral bands for new perspective of our land and vegetation. It will provide information, for example, for agricultural practices and to help manage food security.