Press Release „What the world needs now“ – A talk with Vanessa Nakate and Carola Rackete

16.03.2022, Leipzig – To promote the international Fridays for Future climate strike, authors and activists Vanessa Nakate and Carola Rackete will talk about the crises of our time. The talk will take place digitally as part of the Climate Book Fair, co-organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

20.03.2022, 6 p.m. CET/8 p.m. EAT, online (English / sign language)

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Moderation: Dr. Heike Wex

Many are rightly concerned about the war against Ukraine. Not only is it a humanitarian crisis, but it also adds to a rising number of equally pressing issues. The latest IPCC Assessment Report shows drastic consequences of climate change for nature and humans in the future – almost half of humanity is expected to be severely threatened.In this talk, activists and authors Vanessa Nakate and Carola Rackete talk about the numerous and diverse crises of our time. Both are committed not only to environmental conservation, but to many other issues. They show how closely intertwined climate crisis, species extinction, wars, causes of flight, racism and sexism are. What needs to happen now, on a large and small scale, to improve conditions for people and nature? How can we as individuals help to make a change? And where do we have to start in order to really achieve climate justice?

Read here the full press release (pdf)

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