The Karls and Climate Protection

Karlshochschule is part of an alliance (“Aktionsbündnis Klimaschutz Karlsruhe”) of almost 20 organizations, institutions and groups calling for joint action to limit climate change, supporting many of the demands of the “Fridays for Future” movement. Also, Karlshochschule is signatory of an open letter of local organizations calling for immediate and effective measures for climate protection from actors in economy and politics.

The “Aktionsbündnis Klimaschutz Karlsruhe” supports local climate strikes. As numerous other organizations and institutions, Karlshochschule encourages students and staff to participate in the demonstrations.

Furthermore, the alliance organizes events around climate protection in Karlsruhe. We participate actively in these events and offer our university as a forum for discussions. More information on current events can be found here.

Round Tables for carbon free Karlsruhe

From October 2019 onwards, Karlshochschule becomes a stage for a series of round tables organized by a joint initiative of civil society players of Karlsruhe that are asking for concrete measures to follow the proclamation of climate emergency in the city of Karlsruhe. A range of NGOs and members of the Karlsruhe city council have been asked to participate. The round tables are meant to concrete the demands of the Fridays for Future for Karlsruhe (elaborated jointly with Scientist for Future) and align the topic as a top priority along with the revision of the Climate Protection Concept of the city of Karlsruhe. As one of the civil society players in Karlsruhe, Karlshochschule has been asked to contribute to developing measures for more effective climate protection policies in Karlsruhe and participate in the working groups preparing the topics. The Karls working group will be focussing on the topic “transformation of traffic”.

Helen Ramos about Fridays for Future in Guatemala

Helen Ramos Nufio from Guatemala, one of the students of our International Relations program, has been awarded a “green ticket” to attend the first UN Youth Climate Summit which took place in September 2019 in New York. In her semester break, Helen has helped to build up the Fridays for Future in her country. The “green tickets” were awarded by the UN to 100 young activists from poorer parts of the world that suffer most under the climate crisis. These tickets cover journeys (designed to be as low-carbon as possible), accommodation and all other expenses. Helen attended the energy transition meeting at the conference on Saturday 21st.