The researchers, specialists, journalists and activists who have agreeded to formulate a quote that can be displayed on the #AllForClimate website have done so on the basis of the first three posters we have published, i.e. the recommendations to the media, citizens and the trade union movement. They therefore did not specifically support the work we produced thereafter. We will contact them again soon to see if they continue to support the campaign.
"Every corner of society needs to act to deal with the climate crisis, and this campaign is a good reminder of that most basic fact."
American author and environmentalist, Co-founder and Senior Advisor at 350.org.
"The question is 'what can I do?'. The answer is: be in action wherever you have influence - and realise just how much influence you have. Whether you're a CEO or the newest recruit, a teacher or a student in class, a community organiser or a next-door neighbour, a mayor or a local resident, a 17-year-old or a 71-year-old. Each one of us can reach and inspire our peers in ways that others cannot. And that makes a change-maker of us all. Run with it."
Author of Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st-century economist.
"Sustainable development requires that we arrange our society and way of life in a way that respects the planet's limits. Economic growth that is based on increasing resource use is not a viable path. We must learn to live with much less resource consumption, especially in the developed countries. This difficult system and culture change can only succeed if we all take responsibility for it, and therefore I support the #AllForClimate campaign's call to all social actors to act as activists in the transition."
Researcher in Earth System Science, head of the Sustainability Science Center at the University of Copenhagen, member of the Climate Council and co-author of the UN's 2019 Global Sustainability Development Report, Denmark.
"It is often said that the climate crisis demands a rapid and systemic transformation of everything: our economies, our businesses, our lifestyles, our infrastructure and technology - and all of this is true. But above all, this crisis requires that each of us become active in the fight against the causes of this crisis. How to do it ? All For Climate aims to explain, in a clear and simple way, how to act in each of our spheres of life. Without this civic commitment from each and every one, the actions taken by our governments and our economies will continue to be largely insufficient and accelerate the disaster. It is high time to get started!"
Lead Author of the 3rd IPCC Working Group. Professor at the Institute of Geography & Sustainability, Faculty of Geosciences & Environment at University of Lausanne.
"What's needed is climate activism that's rooted in science rather than wishful thinking and politics-as-usual. The science tells us that dramatic reductions in GHG emissions are unlikely to be achieved without cuts in overall energy usage--primarily by people who currently use energy at high rates. That's a challenge that too few governments are willing even to acknowledge, much less address. Yet the evidence shows that high quality of life doesn't require endless consumption growth."
Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute.
“Climate change is not just politicians' and diplomats' business, on the one hand, and environmental associations' and committed citizens' business on the other. It concerns all human organisations at all levels: unions, media, companies, administrations. That is why I support the #AllForClimate campaign. Let’s not be afraid of shaking up and questioning dogmas, ideas and our habits. We have, collectively, much more to gain than to lose.”
Engineer, CEO of the AREP group, author of The Age of Low Tech, France.
"Our leaders are led by fossil fuels lobbyists and misled by economists. We need action from below to force action on climate change."
Economist, Honorary Professor, UCL & ISRS Distinguished Research Fellow.
"In the present situation in terms of climate change and atmospheric carbon accumulation (420 parts per million - as in the Pliocene era), clinging to our current economic model and lifestyles has become suicidal. Fewer possessions and less infrastructure neither condemn us to less well-being, nor to more injustice - quite the contrary."
Honorary Professor at University of Unil in Switzerland, Publication Director for lapenseeecologique.com, partner in the Zoein Foundation, Switzerland.
"Inequality is a massive roadblock in the way of achieving sustainable wellbeing and tackling the climate emergency. But there are so many ways we can start to reduce inequality and unlock a much better quality of life for all people as well as the planet. We all need to learn what we can do, how we can help, and how we can stand up for the future."
Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health at the University of York, co-founder of The Equality Trust and co-author of a book about equality and wellbeing
"The most prominent economists are stretching their legs for a solution to the climate crisis by clinging to the idea of economic growth as a necessary and natural goal. The climate crisis is caused by growth and continued growth worsens the crisis. That is why I wholeheartedly support the campaign's goal of creating an economy which is not dependent on growth."
Associate Professor in political economy, Roskilde University, Denmark.
“Human society has reached the limit of how much pressure it can put on the biosphere. Climate change is accelerating and species are disappearing at a rate that makes biologists talk about that we are in the Sixth Mass Extinction. At the same time, we can see that the political system is stuck in yesterday's world, trying to maintain an unsustainable growth economy, while large parts of the business community have found the painting brushes and are busy greenwashing their products. In a situation like this, our only option is that citizens mobilise and cultivate a green transformation of society from bottom up. For that to happen, we must become aware of our ethical responsibilities and at the same time find the courage and hope that enables us to take action in our everyday lives - both as consumers and as politically active citizens. #Allforclimate is therefore not just an idealistic wish, but a compelling necessity if we are to begin to lift our responsibility for the future - both our own future and the future of the rest of the biosphere which we humans are a part of.”
Associate Professor in Bioethics, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
"In just a few years, the consequences of the climate crisis will become much more visible and challenge all parts of the society that we value today. It is about our safety and about creating security for our children. That is why we have to get everyone involved in the fight against global warming."
Head of Secretariat for the Climate Movement (350 Denmark).
"The trade union movement has played a key role in the creation of our welfare society, from which we have for many years reaped the fruits. Now we stand on the threshold of a new era. The trade union movement can once again become an actor that gathers and leads the welfare society into a new - now sustainable - era. It requires a revision of our relationship to 'the good life' and a focus on community as well as courage to pursue new big visions. The Sustainable Trade Union (Bæredygtig fagforening) Network believes that AllForClimates' recommendations are common sense and should be adopted in the trade union movement. "
Cand. Mag. in language psychology, network coordinator for Bæredygtig fagforening, Denmark.
"#AllForClimate is a strong citizens' initiative that reflects the need to treat the climate crisis holistically. Green transition is cultural transition. Therefore, it is crucial that more and more citizens actively join the transition and help pull society in the right direction."
Cultural researcher, debater and author, Denmark.
"The world is on fire and we are facING with enormous challenges. We all have a role in solving the challenges and ensuring a stable future for ourselves and the next generations. We must take action where we can make the biggest difference - get our employers and educational institutions to change, write to our elected officials that they must do more, seek influence themselves, so that we can ensure that the necessary ambitions are translated into action now and here, and pressure our media to tell the truth and contribute to the solution of our generation's defining crisis. Speak up and get more people involved! #AllForClimate"
Rune Kier is an anthropologist and former speech writer for the Municipality of Copenhagen, the Ministry of Climate Change and the Ministry of the Environment. Today he works at UNEP and is the author of the book KLIMATALER, Denmark.
"The media's responsibility to cover the climate crisis and uncover politicians' actions is vital. If the media fails, humanity fails. Because if there is one thing politicians have respect for, more than forests burning and people fleeing, more than anything else, then it is getting attention from the media. Similar to how we have seen it during the Corona crisis, the news should be providing us with daily figures for CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, and daily reports from the global climate hotspots. We should be reminded on a daily basis about the catastrophic consequences of our inaction. This should be presented to us as the biggest and most important story - ever."
Journalist, DR, Danmark.
"#AllForClimate is an innovative and significant contribution to creating the broad popular support needed to solve the climate crisis. Without a strong commitment from citizens and civil society, we will not be able to achieve the reductions in greenhouse gases needed to counteract the rising global temperatures. At the same time, citizen involvement can help create changes in behaviour that, at individual and collective level, will make our society sustainable for future generations. Together, we must create knowledge and mobilisation, and this can best be done through education and democratic processes."
Professor with special responsibilities, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.