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The climate camp’s organizing group is looking for support!

Dear all, Against all rumours that there would be no climate camp in the Rhineland this year, we officially and proudly declare: Of course there will be a climate camp, and to be exact, it will take place from August 11-22! This year we have special focuses: For one, we want to take a moment […]

Invitation to the 2nd preparation meeting for the camp: 2-4 of March in Wegberg

You’re new? The beginning of the year is the best time to get to know our organizing structures, to help shape them and to develop strategies for climate justice! It doesn’t matter whether you already have concrete ideas or just want to check things out – just come along! If you’re not on the climate […]

Invitation to the first organisational meeting of the year

We’d like to invite you to 2018’s first organisational meeting of the annual Climate Camp in the Rhineland coal field. It will be hosted at the SubstAnZ on Osnabrueck from the 26th to 28th of January 2018. We’ll start on Friday at 6.30pm with dinner, the plenary begins at 7.30pm. On Sunday we’ll finish at […]

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Check out the programme!

The 2018 Climate Camp will take place from 11th till 22nd of August. We will build up the camp together, have networking, education, arts and actions… and we’ll try out tomorrow’s society right now – social, ecological and based on grassroots democracy. This year’s camp will be smaller and less action-orientated than last year’s. In our debates we want to focus on the future of the Rhenish lignite region and on reflecting the practices, structures and strategies of the climate justice movement. And at the end we’ll take the camp down together, too.

You can get a good idea of how the camp is by checking out our videos, photos, posts and the Ende Gelände press review.

What’s the Climate Camp?

Climate Camps are the heart of the climate movement. Just like at other Climate Camps, in the Rhineland we…

  • live alternatives together: anti-authoritarian self-organisation, our own energy supply, compost toilets, music and much more!
  • create networks. At the camp it’s not only people who meet, but also movements.
  • educate ourselves. There are courses, workshops, open space, panel discussions, spaces and events for children and teenagers, and a cultural programme. We deal with a diverse range of topics, from theoretical analysis of climate change to practical stuff like building a windmill.
  • develop actions. There have always been actions protesting against coal over the last few years at the Climate Camp. In 2015 Ende Gelände took place here, 2016 the action lab was our guest and in 2017 there were many different actions as part of the Action Days in the Rhineland.

Why in the Rhineland?

Every year since 2010 a Climate Camp has taken place in the Rhenish lignite mining area. This coal field is the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide in all of Europe. Still people are forced to resettle and villages and landscapes are destroyed, all for coal mining. In addition to the Climate Camps, the Hambach Forest has been occupied since 2012. In 2015, the action “Ende Gelaende“ was a peak of the climate movement: more than a thousand people occupied a coal mine for one day. With more than 3000 participants, the 2017 camp was the biggest to date in the Rhineland. At the same time the connections to the neighbours aswell as the coal workers were deepened. This can hopefully contribute to kicking off a wide debate on the future of the region.

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