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AUA-Rettung: Bruchlandung für das Klima

AUA-Rettung: Bruchlandung für das Klima

Wien, 8. Juni – Die Klimagerechtigkeits-Organisationen Stay Grounded und System Change, not Climate Change kritisieren die heute beschlossene Einigung auf Staatshilfen für die Austrian Airlines. Aus Sicht der Klima-Aktivist*innen sind die vorgestellten Klima-Maßnahmen...

Campaigns to reduce aviation – a movement for the privileged?

Campaigns to reduce aviation – a movement for the privileged?

Summary of our webinar to explore inclusiveness and social justice in our communications and actions As a global network, Stay Grounded has members all over the world and the global solidarity work is central to our work. Still most of our member groups are in Europe...

9 billion bailout to Lufthansa

9 billion bailout to Lufthansa

Find here the German press release of our member "Am Boden bleiben", critizicing the decision taken today on a 9 billion Euro bailout for the German airline Lufthansa, granted without any social or environmental conditions. The German activist group "Am Boden bleiben"...

Aktion gegen Rettungspaket für Lufthansa

Aktion gegen Rettungspaket für Lufthansa

Ergebnisse heutiger Online-Pressekonferenz und Aktion zur Übergabe von Petition ans BMWi // 338 Organisationen und über 70.000 Menschen fordern in Kampagne #SavePeopleNotPlanes soziale und ökologische Konditionen für Rettung der Flugindustrie Berlin - 30. April 2020:...

250 Organisations Demand Red Lines for Aviation Bailouts

250 Organisations Demand Red Lines for Aviation Bailouts

#SavePeopleNotPlanes: Open letter demands that workers and the climate are put first 6th of April 2020 - Today, more than 250 organisations from 25 countries published an open letter directed to governments, urging them to resist any aviation lobby attempts to rush...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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.

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...

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...