Last Generation Austria blockades 5 cities to educate the government on climate justice
Letzte Generation Austria set up roadblocks in Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Wels, Vienna, all with a clear message - The Austrian government must fulfill its duty to the Environmental Protection Act, which it has neglected for 950 straight days.
This action was executed on the first day of the school year as a way of “grading” the government’s inaction. Letzte Generation AT recommends the government take up the 93 socially just climate recommendations set out by the Citizens Assembly Climate Council.
Letzte Generation AT spokeswoman Marina Hagen-Canaval, 27, “The Government must finally get serious about the future of students and all of us. For more than 950 days Austria has been racing towards an abyss without a climate protection law because the governments are not fulfilling their task of protecting us all according to the Environmental Protection Act: "For school children, 950 days of absence would certainly lead to expulsion from school. When will the government finally do its homework?”
Melanie, 31, sewage engineer and mother, says “The devastating consequences of the climate catastrophe have long been felt. I can no longer stand by and watch the inaction of decision-makers in the country. The government is not willing to protect my little daughter's life and ensure a future worth living,“ while sitting in the road for her first time, she adds, “Petitions and demonstrations brought no change, so I'm stuck here even though that's pretty much the last thing I want to do. I call on the government to finally leave the comfort zone of the status quo and to implement the socially just measures of the citizens' climate council. Because we will all feel the full force of the consequences of inaction. Above all, our children will be affected.”
Eva, 59, handyman, says, “I would like to apologize to everyone who was disturbed by the sit-in. I really don't like doing this. However, if I experience on a daily basis how I personally am not only disturbed, but even threatened by floods, noise, dirty air, dirty water, diseased soil and dying animal and plant species, then I feel it is my duty towards all living beings, all of them Stop madness for a few minutes. to pause. To interrupt. Carinthia was under water again this summer. People had to leave their homes. The catastrophe has long since arrived and the government is still not acting. I sit here for a better world for all of us."
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