December 29th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
On June 12, 2020, thousands of climate activists will gather in Berlin's Olympic Stadium to simultaneously submit a series of petitions to the Bundestag. If any gather more than 50,000 signatures, the legislature is obligated to consider it and vote on it. Representative democracy in action.
November 24th, 2019 | by The Beam
On September 20th, more than 1.4 million people went on the streets in Germany to demand real climate action. My government’s response to these mass-demonstrations will go down as one of the worst political failures of this century
October 23rd, 2019 | by The Beam
An interview with Aran Consentino, Fridays for Future Udine, Italy
October 11th, 2019 | by Jonny Tiernan
The fact that a 16-year-old schoolgirl is the face of a new global movement is both a cause for celebration and a source of consternation. We should celebrate Greta Thunberg for having the courage and tenacity to not only start a movement, but the strength to continually build and grow it. We should be concerned that in the light of all we know about climate change, we still need a global campaign of citizen-led activism to force politicians and world leaders to take urgent and essential action
September 18th, 2019 | by The Beam
For our planet to remain habitable, we have to change everything. To move away from fossil fuels, we have to transform the way we eat, commute, live, consume, and travel. And we have to raise our voices — not just the youth, but people of all ages. In order to save our future, we have to become climate activists. The timeframe has been set a long time ago and we are approaching its end with increasing pace
June 11th, 2019 | by Erika Clugston
A surge in popularity for the Green party is giving it the ability to take control of political debate in Germany
March 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Students in Germany have been staying out of school on Fridays to urge their government to take bold action on reducing carbon emissions. They have been criticized by reactionaries, but Chancellor Angela Merkel says she supports their actions.