Grandparents for Climate pioneer Koen Platevoet passed away

Grandparents for Climate pioneer Koen Platevoet passed away

By Jan Stel, Co-chair of European Grandparents for Climate Koen taught me how to demonstrate in Brussels. Koen was always in good spirits leading the way with his loudspeaker.’ What do we want?’ he would ask us. ‘Climate justice’ we answered in chorus and at the top...
New report exposes Danish pension funds.

New report exposes Danish pension funds.

Eva Riemer (DK) Only few Danish pension funds align their climate voting to Paris-targets, yet overall the Danish pensions are well ahead of most international shareholders. Danish pension funds are generally more supportive of climate votes than the average global...
1 January 2024: Nyanchama Okemwa reads her special New Year letter

1 January 2024: Nyanchama Okemwa reads her special New Year letter

Marc Cabus from the Flemish Grandparents for Climate wrote: In Belgium, it is tradition for children (aged 3 to about 12) to festively read a letter addressed to their parents and grandparents on 1 January. Often this letter has been carefully drafted at school and is...
Portugal ran on 100% renewables for six days

Portugal ran on 100% renewables for six days

For nearly a week this autumn, the country of 10 million met customer needs with wind, hydro and solar — a test run for operating the grid without fossil fuels. Portugal started its decarbonization journey with some legacy hydropower, but no nuclear capacity...
Climate case pleadings on appeal in Belgium

Climate case pleadings on appeal in Belgium

On Sept. 14, 2023, the appeal process of the Climate Case, with 60,000 plaintiffs, began at the Brussels Palace of Justice, the largest lawsuit in Belgium’s judicial history – and even the largest climate case worldwide. The hearings – each Thursday...