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09/06/2021

GermanZero presents legislative package

Today, our Germany-wide “sister organization” GermanZero published its catalog of measures for the 1.5-degree legislative package. If you want to be there, you can watch the press conference in a live stream on YouTube and Facebook from 10 am, and the evening event from 6 pm. The program for the evening can be found here.

02/06/2021

The alliance grows

With the Deutscher Kinderschutzbund Göttingen e.V., almost 50 organisations now support the climate decision in Göttingen. They justify their decision as follows:

Climate neutrality and children’s rights belong together. Growing up in a healthy environment is a child’s right enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Compared to their predecessor generations, children and young people today are less confident about the future because of increasing climate change. We at the Kinderschutzbund Göttingen see it as our task to make sure that we leave these young people not just a ruin, but a habitable house. However, the political course set in the area of climate and environmental protection has so far been oriented more towards a profit- and consumption-oriented economy than towards the preservation of an environment worth living in. Minimising this man-made negative influence on the climate is a goal that the Kinderschutzbund Göttingen supports together with the initiative / citizens’ petition “Göttingen climate neutral by 2030”.

28/05/2021

Climate decision enters the final spurt!

As the deadline approaches, the citizens’ petition is gaining momentum. In the meantime, more than 6,000 Göttingen citizens have signed a petition calling for climate neutrality by 2030. More than half of the signatures were added in May alone. This means that we would very likely reach our goal of ten percent of eligible voters by 8 June, despite the difficult conditions. However, due to the pandemic, we were able to apply for an extension of the deadline, which was approved by the city administration. To be on the safe side with the number of votes, we decided to accept this extension. Since every day counts in the climate crisis, we still want to try to collect the necessary signatures by 8 June or as soon as possible. So let’s all go for the final spurt. Together we can do it!

19/05/2021

Open Letter to Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan President of the University of Göttingen

In light of the senate meeting on the 19th of May, we have sent an open letter (german) adressed to Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan President of the University of Göttingen. Topic of discussion at said senate meeting was the current discussion on the university’s contribution to the city’s climate plan 2030 and its own goals of climate neutrality. In our letter we advocate for a climate neutrale university.

09/05/2021

Climate crisis – citizens tell their stories

From monday may 10th 2021 on the radio Leinewelle will broadcast stories of citizens on how they are affected by the climate crisis or will be affected in the future. The broadcast will be during the next two weeks at 8.30 am.
You can listen to the broadcast on:  https://radioleinewelle.de
Afterwards the stories can be heard as podcasts.

30/04/2021

Order the list for the petition with an envelope to send it back – citizens petition now on innn.it

Or petition is now on innn.it. Innn.it supports democratic participation, you can order lists for the petition there and get an envelope with it to send it back to us – the postage is payed by innn.it.

30/04/2021

Bicycledemonstration on friday 30th of April at 3 pm

We organize a demonstration with bicycles with the slogan #Gömeinsam2030 (together for a climate neutral Göttingen until 2030) together with fridays for future and look forward to see you there with you bikes. We start at 3 pm at the Auditorium.

16/04/2021

Announcement of infosession on the citizens’ petition on 17/04/2021 at 4 p.m.

If you have questions or suggestions about the citizens’ petition, then come to our online Q&A session on 17th of April. We look forward to seeing you!

31/03/2021

Easter break office

From 29th of march until 11th of april we take an eastern break to be back after that with new energy 🙂

29/03/2021

Current Newsletter

And now onto the second edition of our very own Newsletter (German).

There is so much to tell you. We want to talk about what’s actually going on with our motion, how the meeting of the environmental comitee went, our new Telegram group and so much more!

25/03/2021

Announcement of infosession on the citizens’ petition on 27/03/2021 at 4 p.m.

If you have questions or suggestions about the citizens’ petition, then come to our online Q&A session on 27th of march. We look forward to seeing you!

15/03/2021

Telegram-group for collecting signatures for the citizens petition

We have a new Telegram-group mainly for the collection of signatures for the citizens petition “Göttingen climate neutral 2030”. The goal is to have a platform for individuals as well as groups to share information about:

  • experience with collecting
  • initiating and planning collecting-events
  • announcing of smaller and bigger events

Here you can join: https://t.me/goemeinsam2030

15/03/2021

Challenge: “Gömeinsam 2030 – reaching our goal week after week”

Together we make Göttingen climateneutral until 2030 and therefore we all have to collect signatures. Who reaches their own goal – alone or as a group?

Here find the instructions for collecting signatures and a description of the challenge. Unfortunately both documents are on German, but we are working on the translations.

Do you accept the challenge? Then sign up to it via email and get started 🙂

14/03/2021

We have our own newsletter now!

To give you all a regular update, we came up with the idea of a newsletter.

In the most recent newsletter, we present the project “Gömeinsam 2030 – reaching the goal week after week “, inform you about the beginners evening, the upcoming climate protest and much more.

04/03/2021

Announcement of infosession on the citizens’ petition on 13/03/2021 at 4 p.m.

If you have questions or suggestions about the citizens’ petition, then come to our online Q&A session on 13th of march. We look forward to seeing you!

20/02/2021

Announcement of 2nd beginners’ evening on 07/03/2021 at 4 p.m.

Would you like to join us and learn more about how you can best get involved? Then come to our second beginners’ evening on 7 March! The meeting will take place online under this link.

20/02/2021

Announcement of question and answer session on the citizens’ petition on 27/02/2021 at 4 p.m.

If you have questions or suggestions about the citizens’ petition, then come to our online Q&A session on 27 February. We look forward to seeing you!

18/02/2021

Our response to the Climate Protection Advisory Council on the topic “Application to the EU funding programme for the Environment Committee”

Here is our response to Ms Fragel’s request to the Environment Committee to co-sign the “100 climate-neutral cities” appeal.

18/02/2021

Press conference on 16/02/2021

We held a press conference online at 10:30am on 16/02/2021, thank you to everyone who attended. For those who did not have time, we will make recordings of the contributions available here shortly.

Video of the beginners’ evening

On 16.01.2021 we held a newcomers’ evening online. You can watch the recording here to learn a bit more about us:

04/02/2021

Turmoil in the City Council

As already reported, there will be a council meeting on 12 February at which the GöLinke/ALG council group and councillor Dr. Francisco Welter-Schultes (Pirates) (PDF) will introduce a climate policy motion based on the motion we have prepared. However, this will not be the only climate policy motion of the session; in fact, three more have been registered: An intergroup motion by the B’90/Greens, the FDP and the PARTEI (PDF); a second by the SPD council group (PDF) and a third by the CDU council group (PDF).

Here you can find information on all public meetings of the city council, including the agendas and registered motions.

03/02/2021

Our Plan for 2030 – The Climate City Plan and how to understand it

Wir haben etwas Interessantes für alle, die sich fragen: “Klimaneutralität bis 2030 schön und gut, aber geht das überhaupt?” Unser Klimastadtplan (PDF) ist nämlich fertig! Darin könnt ihr jetzt nachlesen, wo was in welchen Sektoren gespart werden kann, inklusive Erklärungen (PDF), wie die Zahlen zustande gekommen sind.

We have something interesting for all those who are wondering: “Climate neutrality by 2030 is all well and good, but is it even possible?” Our climate city plan (PDF) is ready! You can now read where what can be saved in which sectors, including explanations (PDF) of how the figures were arrived at.

01/02/2021

Answers to urgent questions

A few days ago, on the occasion of the EU programme “100 Climate-neutral Cities by 2030 – by and for the Citizens”, we sent an open letter to the local politicians in Göttingen and asked them to take a stand. Of course we don’t want to withhold the answers from you!

Dr. Francisco Welter-Schultes of the Pirates (PDF), Dr. Ehsan Kangarani, the CDU candidate for mayor (PDF) and Doreen Fragel, the Green candidate for mayor (PDF) have replied individually.

The FDP parliamentary group (PDF) and the Greens parliamentary group (PDF) also replied.

31/01/2021

Music video “Don’t wait for tomorrow” by Patricia Loyal

The Göttingen musician Patricia Loyal has composed a song for us. You can find it on Youtube, listen to it and let the music inspire you.

24/01/2020

Emails to the MPs!

We want to show the city council members that there is broad support for climate neutrality by 2030 – and thus for the motion – among the Göttingen population. Therefore, we have started a campaign where YOU can write them emails! From now on you can download email templates.

Here for individuals who want to write to MPs.

And here for organisations who want to tell their members about it.

21/01/2021

Open letter to local politicians in Göttingen

On the occasion of the EU programme “100 Climate-neutral Cities by 2030 – by and for the Citizens” we have sent an open letter to the local politicians of Göttingen. The aim of this funding programme will be to support selected European municipalities within the framework of the EU Green Deal and the European Union’s NextGenerationEU stimulus programme. The selected cities will be supported (including financially) to achieve climate neutrality by 2030. The prerequisite for this, however, is that the cities already have their own plans to achieve climate neutrality by that time.

We have asked the politicians to take a position on this and will keep you informed.

Open letter (PDF)

Further information on the EU programme “100 Climate-neutral Cities by 2030 – by and for the Citizens” can be found here.