The climate activist movement Extinction Rebellion plans several road blockades and other activities in Germany’s capital Berlin starting on 7 October, saying they want to use non-violent protest and civil disobedience to get the government to act on climate change. “The government must lay open the truth about the ecological crisis and declare a climate emergency,” said Extinction Rebellion activist Lu Yen Roloff at a press conference in Berlin, according to CleanEnergyWire.com.
The group demands that the government introduces measures to ensure Germany reaches net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. Germany’s official goal is to reduce emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050, and chancellor Merkel has said the government aims for climate neutrality by that year. Extinction
The Berlin events are part of a two-week wave of activities (“international rebellion”) in major cities across the globe, such as London, Paris, New York and New Delhi.