Climate Movement

The climate catastrophe requires quick action. More and more people are realising this, especially young people who are directly confronted with the consequences of this legacy. This brings them – independent of established environmental and nature conservation associations – onto the streets and into protest.

Climate protection activists are committed to a liveable environment for all that is as intact as possible. Nevertheless, they usually have to take personal responsibility for the consequences of their protest. GLI would like to support the climate movement with legal expertise. To this end, GLI arranges for lecturers from its network who work as lawyers, coordinates the professional exchange between them and organises topic-specific training, for example on the right of assembly and its limits. The aim is to enable the climate movement to plan and conduct concrete assemblies independently and in accordance with the law. The trainings should provide participants with the necessary tools to evaluate different scenarios and their legal consequences in advance (for example, a ban on assemblies) and to develop alternative strategies if necessary. GLI does not provide legal services itself, but mediates and facilitates them as needed.

Einvironmental Trust Fund

In addition, GLI cooperates with the cross-movement Environmental Trust Fund, which can provide financial support to the environmental and climate justice movement on legal issues.