2023-04-01

BARCELONA/COTTBUS/ASSEN - Climate terrorism, rebellion, radicalization: increasingly violent words are being thrown around in the debate on climate activism.

And indeed, the action of groups like the Last Generation, End Fossil Occupy and Extinction Rebellion have become more radical. They stage radical protest actions to highlight the urgency of taking action against global warming. To do this, they more and more often resort to means of civil disobedience.

Their actions receive a lot of media attention on the local and global level and are well documented. What receives less coverage, however, is how much impact their actions have on local and regional policy. 

Which protests and groups manage to attain results? Which ones don’t? And why? When are activists confronted with hate and misunderstanding? What does this have to do with the different local conditions? And above all: what can we learn from radical climate protest across Europe?

Team members

Clara S Thompson

Clara S Thompson is an American-German freelance journalist, columnist and author currently based in Germany.

Clara S Thompson

Daniel Harper

Daniel Harper is a British-Iranian multimedia freelance journalist, residing and working in the EU.

Daniel Harper

Hylkje Kroon

Hylkje Kroon is a freelance editor and journalist, with a focus on climate change and ocean conservation.

Hylkje Kroon

Pamina Rosenthal

Based in Cologne, Pamina Rosenthal is a journalist for German public service broadcasting.

 

Pamina Rosenthal

Thekla Liebmann

Thekla Liebmann (Germany) is co-founder and Picture Editor of the European cross-border publication TEMA Magazine.

Thekla Liebmann

Viola Karsten

Viola Karsten (The Netherlands) is an editor and Co-founder of the European cross-border publication TEMA Magazine.

Viola Karsten

Carlotta Terhorst

Carlotta Terhorst (Germany) is CEO and Co-founder of the European cross-border publication TEMA Magazine.

Carlotta Terhorst
Mentor

Craig McKune

Craig McKune is Craig is a South African analyst and media consultant focussed on climate change and financial transparency.

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