Open letter: COVID-19 Just Recovery Principles

With their measures against the Covid-19 crisis, governments must follow principles that ensure a  just recovery. These principles must ensure that a future after Corona will be healthier and greener, more social, democratic and resilient. Together with hundreds of international organisations, we have signed an open letter to decision-makers which calls…

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Airline bailouts: Save people, not planes 

++ Version française ++ Today’s meeting of EU transport ministers must not provide unconditional bailouts for airlines. Stay Grounded Network demands funding for just transition and climate jobs. Vienna, 18th of March 2020: Today, an extraordinary meeting by EU transport ministers discusses the multiple demands by the aviation industry to…

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Erasmus Student Network’s partnership with Ryanair– outdated in times of climate crisis

Stay Grounded sends open letter urging the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) to end partnership with low-cost carrier Ryanair and instead collaborate with rail companies. Version française voir ci-dessous Ryanair, along with Erasmus Student Network (ESN), has committed to improving Erasmus experience for all European students. That is why, since September 2017,…

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Filipino fishers join global climate strike

Filipino fisherfolk fighting against Bulcan Aerotropolis and wider infrastructure development, which is destroying wetland in Manila Bay, have started a mobilization called 'Fishers Rise Up!' 20/02/2020: Bulakan, Bulacan - The Fishers Rise Up! initiative includes a series of mass protests and educational campaigns in coastal communities and elsewhere, is led…

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Summary of the Webinar: How to Tell Grounded Stories

How to Tell Grounded Stories Aviation is deeply engrained in the lifestyle of many people in the Global North. Decades of advertising and campaigning by the industry lead to a view of flying that is connected to freedom and an open minded society. But with the rapidly escalating climate crisis…

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New night train Vienna – Brussels celebrated by climate action groups in both cities

After more than 15 years of absence, the night train connecting Brussels and Vienna returns. Twice a week, travelers can now travel in their sleep between the two capitals. It is only a modest start, but in both cities Stay Grounded members welcomed the new night train as a positive step towards a more climate friendly transport system. The first departing trains were celebrated directly on the platform by activists wearing pyjamas.

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Paris airport expansion opposed by 67 mayors

France: 67 mayors, among them the current mayor of Paris, officially oppose the Roissy CDG airport expansion in an open letter to E. Macron. On Thursday 16th, a group of mayors representing more than sixty cities surrounding Paris gave a press conference on the topic of the “Terminal” 4 project.…

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Consumer shaming distracts from the core problem

Sigh. There we go again. This time, it is Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of clothing giant H&M who's reprimanding the climate movement. "A pattern of shaming that initially targeted air travelers rapidly spreads into other industries. Inspired by the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, millions of people worldwide take the streets to…

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