We are an asso­ci­a­tion of young peo­ple who are com­mit­ted to ambi­tious and sus­tain­able cli­mate pro­tec­tion. We aim to pre­serve a world worth liv­ing in for present and future gen­er­a­tions. The four fol­low­ing aspects are fun­da­men­tal for us:


1. Our goal is cli­mate jus­tice in the inter­gen­er­a­tional and glob­al sense. This means that we are com­mit­ted to a world worth liv­ing in for those peo­ple who have his­tor­i­cal­ly emit­ted the least  and who are and will be most exposed to the con­se­quences of glob­al emis­sions: Peo­ple of future gen­er­a­tions and peo­ple from the Glob­al South.

2. Our work focus­es on youth. Although young peo­ple under 30 make up 50% of the world’s pop­u­la­tion, only a frac­tion of inter­na­tion­al polit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives are under 30.

3. We care about the glob­al Big Pic­ture, i.e. tak­ing a glob­al per­spec­tive, rep­re­sent­ing it and fight­ing for  it. The cli­mate cri­sis does not stop at nation­al bor­ders. Unlike nation­al­ism and pro­tec­tion­ism, we advo­cate glob­al coop­er­a­tion between dif­fer­ent actors. Net­work­ing and work­ing togeth­er with inter­na­tion­al part­ners is of great impor­tance to us. We always intend to see the cli­mate cri­sis and the glob­al cli­mate move­ment in all their com­plex­i­ty and diver­si­ty.

4. Last but not least, sci­ence is not nego­tiable. Our work is based on the lat­est sci­en­tif­ic find­ings. Not only do we build our work on the basis of these find­ings, but also con­demn the increas­ing decou­pling of polit­i­cal deci­sions from sci­en­tif­ic facts.


Our work on national and international level

Our goal is cli­mate jus­tice in the inter­gen­er­a­tional and glob­al sense. This means that we are com­mit­ted to a world worth liv­ing in for those peo­ple who have his­tor­i­cal­ly emit­ted the least  and who are and will be most exposed to the con­se­quences of glob­al emis­sions: Peo­ple of future gen­er­a­tions and peo­ple from the Glob­al South. Our work focus­es on youth. Although young peo­ple under 30 make up 50% of the world’s pop­u­la­tion, only a frac­tion of inter­na­tion­al polit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives are under 30. We care about the glob­al Big Pic­ture, i.e. tak­ing a glob­al per­spec­tive, rep­re­sent­ing it and fight­ing for  it. The cli­mate cri­sis does not stop at nation­al bor­ders. Unlike nation­al­ism and pro­tec­tion­ism, we advo­cate glob­al coop­er­a­tion between dif­fer­ent actors. Net­work­ing and work­ing togeth­er with inter­na­tion­al part­ners is of great impor­tance to us. We always intend to see the cli­mate cri­sis and the glob­al cli­mate move­ment in all their com­plex­i­ty and diver­si­ty. Last but not least, sci­ence is not nego­tiable. Our work is based on the lat­est sci­en­tif­ic find­ings. Not only do we build our work on the basis of these find­ings, but also con­demn the increas­ing decou­pling of polit­i­cal deci­sions from sci­en­tif­ic facts

We see our­selves as a hinge between the demands of the street and the process­es of pol­i­tics in order to achieve per­ma­nent effec­tive mea­sures and struc­tures. In doing so, we sup­ple­ment the debate with a glob­al per­spec­tive and urge for Ger­many and oth­er coun­tries to take their glob­al respon­si­bil­i­ty seri­ous­ly.

A cen­tral com­po­nent of our work hap­pens on the inter­na­tion­al lev­el: at the UN Cli­mate Con­fer­ences (COP) and the cor­re­spond­ing inter­im nego­ti­a­tions (SBs). Every year, we car­ry the voice of young peo­ple into the nego­ti­at­ing spaces. In 2008, we par­tic­i­pat­ed in a UN cli­mate sum­mit for the first time in Poz­nan, Poland. Since then, we have acquired sev­er­al years of exper­tise and expe­ri­ence in the field of inter­na­tion­al cli­mate pol­i­cy. Each year, some of our mem­bers go to the cli­mate con­fer­ences and inter­im nego­ti­a­tions of the UN Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change (more here).

But we are also active beyond the nego­ti­a­tions: we work on projects, estab­lish con­tacts with deci­sion-mak­ers, net­work with oth­er youth and cli­mate organ­i­sa­tions as well as oth­er actors. A large part of our work takes place online. Our mem­bers are spread all over Ger­many and beyond. For this rea­son, we use dig­i­tal plat­forms to coor­di­nate our team work. All mem­bers meet twice a month for a video con­fer­ence. A five-mem­ber board keeps the overview.