THE CLIMATE BET

Let's do it!

Our progress so far:


participants


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saved

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car-kilometers
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until Glasgow!

Can protest for better climate protection be combined with the actual reduction of CO2? We believe so and that’s why we bring the voices of 1 million people and their 1 million tons of saved CO2 to the next World Climate Conference in Glasgow! Together, we can still reach the 1.5 degree goal, don’t you think so? Let’s do it!

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Walk the talk

When it comes to fighting climate change, time is running out. We have only a few months left until the next Climate Conference in Glasgow. It is our last chance to steer the world onto the 1.5 degree path and thus contain the climate crisis. Germany, for instance, will have used up its globally acceptable CO2 budget as early as 2024 if no further measures are taken. However, instead of acting now, we only tend to talk about distant objectives: 2030, 2040, 2050.

We have to develop climate protection measures now that make us reach the Paris agreement tomorrow. With this climate bet, we bring this message loudly and credibly to Glasgow!

Note: The numbers on the map do not include the group participants and those who did not place a pin.

The Climate Bet

We bet that, by the World Climate Conference in Glasgow, at least 1 million people will have participated in this project. We believe that there are at least 1 million people out there in the world who, like us, do not only demand global responsibility for improved climate protection but are also willing to act themselves.

Are you in?

  • Then symbolically place your "climate pin" on the map of the climate bet thereby donating to save at least 1 ton of CO2*. The donation will then be transferred to the global climate protection projects of your choice.
  • Your personal behaviour makes a difference: Get inspired by our CO2 quick tips and climate challenges.

* One ton of CO2 roughly corresponds to the emissions of a 5,000 km car journey. The average German citizen, for instance, emits 11 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

 

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT

Take part in the CLIMATE BET and save the next ton of carbon emissions with your donation!

  • 1 ton CO2
    = 25 Euros
  • 2 tons CO2
    = 50 Euros
  • 3 tons CO2
    = 75 Euros
  • 1 t
  • 2 t
  • 3 t

1 ton of CO2 - is that enough?

Is a donation to save one ton of CO2 already enough? No, of course it is not but that’s exactly what this is all about. We have to do what is possible today to achieve the seemingly impossible tomorrow, namely to stop the temperature increase at 1.5 degrees Celsius. Together, we can do more than just protesting on the streets. We can already save the next ton of CO2 in our own everyday lives, thereby making climate activism for consistent climate protection policies and for a successful climate conference in Glasgow more effective.

With your help, we also contribute to more climate justice. Your donation supports people who are disproportionally suffering from the climate crisis, from droughts, and poverty. Your contribution helps to improve their social situation and to protect the climate at the same time. Make sure you check out our encouraging projects!

Spread the word

1 million participants are needed for the climate bet to be successful. We know this is a lot but we are convinced that two things will make this goal possible: your help and the snowball effect. On September 20 2019, over 1 million people demonstrated for better climate action only in Germany. Spread the word by telling your friends about the importance of the next climate conference and motivating them to take part in the climate bet as well.

We can reach 1 million people in just 20 weeks if you convince two friends within a week who themselves convince two more…

Let’s do it!

Backed by our patron

"We need such initiatives. Initiatives that encourage us and make us act. After all, we all need to do more to protect the climate: The international community, Germany, as well as companies and citizens.”

(Prof. Dirk Messner, Federal Environment Agency)

 

Our ambassadors

Janine Steeger

Environmentalist, journalist, moderator, book author

My reason for participating:

Eckart von Hirschhausen

Doctor, science journalist, founder of the Healthy Earth - Healthy People Foundation

My reason for participating:

Dr. Claudia Kemfert

Energy economist, professor, head of the department "Energy, Transport, Environment" at DIW

My reason for participating:

Sarah Wiener

Cook, Member of the European Parliament, Founder of the Sarah Wiener Foundation

My reason for participating:

Johannes Remmel

NRW Environment Minister (ret.), MDL, Spokesperson for Urban Development and European Policy of the Green Party in the NRW State Parliament

My reason for participating:

Katja Dörner

Lord Mayor of Bonn, politician Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

My reason for participating:

Rainer Baake

Former State Secretary, Director of the Climate Neutrality Foundation

My reason for participating:

Jutta Paulus

Member of the European Parliament and pharmacist

My reason for participating:

Cordula Weimann

Chairwoman Omas for Future

My reason for participating:

The Climate Bet is an unconventional and creative way to demonstrate that we need more and faster climate protection. Everyone is called upon and contributes to its success. I particularly like the fact that every participation benefits the climate and people in the global south in real terms. That's why I'm joining in.

We are on the verge of losing everything, which is why we need original actions like the Climate Bet. A bet where there are only winners. Our health, our planet, our future. Healthy people only exist on a healthy planet. Wanna bet?

We are at the beginning of a new era, a climate action era. Every company, every club, every school, every neighbourhood and every Climate Bet is the nucleus of a climate-friendly world. Every contribution counts. Mondays for Future. The time for real change is here. That's why I'm also taking part in the Climate Bet!

I bet that together we can all save CO2  and other harmful emissions, help socially disadvantaged people to a better standard of living and protect the resources on our planet - if only we want to. The Climate Bet would be a possible step towards a liveable future.

The Climate Bet shows that we need to take action as a community to address climate change.

I think the Climate Bet is a great initiative. We urgently need to do much more to combat the climate crisis. In Bonn, for example, we had the hottest night ever recorded here. We have now had three extreme summers of drought, which shows us on the ground how urgent and important it is to finally implement effective climate protection. And initiatives like the Climate Bet are of course great, because they mobilise people and want to trigger a kind of snowball effect. And I also believe that they can trigger it.

 

Climate neutrality means that everyone must participate in climate protection. Politics, business and each and every one of us. There is a lot of support for this among the population. The Climate Bet is a great initiative to show this!

We still have the chance to slow down the climate crisis and the extinction of species and to bequeath a livable Earth to future generations. Let's do it! If we want to save our planet and our livelihoods, we must make every effort.

Our children and grandchildren need us now. The Climate Bet not only gives us the opportunity to playfully protect our planet, but also shows how everyone can actively protect the climate in their own everyday lives - out of love for life, for nature and for all the children of this world.

Our cooperation partners

Allianz für Klima und Entwicklung

www.allianz-entwicklung-klima.de

Omas for future

www.omasforfuture.de

 

Bürgerstiftung Lebensraum Aachen

https://www.buergerstiftung-aachen.de

Eine Welt Forum Aachen

www.1wf.de

Regionale Resilienz Aachen

www.resilienz-aachen.de

Runder Tisch Klimanotstand Aachen

www.runder-tisch-klimanotstand-ac.de

Bürgerinitiative Luisenhöfe Aachen

www.luisenhoefe-aachen.de

CO₂ Compass

www.co2compass.org

Sustainable Data Platform

www.sustainable-data-platform.org/

BNW Bundesverband Nachhaltige Wirtschaft e.V. (vormals UnternehmensGrün)

www.bnw-bundesverband.de

#climatechallenge

www.climatechallenge.cc

Bund der Deutschen Katholischen Jugend Würzburg

www.bdkj-wuerzburg.de

Die Baumwächter vom Park Carstanjen in Bonn Plittersdorf

www.baumwaechter-park-carstanjen.jimdofree.com

dasselbe in grün

www.dasselbe-in-gruen.de

Changing Cities e.V.

www.changing-cities.org

Klimaneustrart Berlin

www.klimaneustart.berlin

Klimaaktionsbündnis Freiburg e.V. 

www.klimaaktionsbuendnis-freiburg.de

Leben im Einklang mit der Natur e.V.

www.lebenimeinklangmit
dernatur.de

Klima-Pakt Karlsruhe

www.klima-pakt.org

Netzwerk Klimaherbst e.V.

www.klimaherbst.de

Evangelisch-Lutherischen Landeskirche Sachsens

www.evlks.de

Institut für Kirche und Gesellschaft

www.kircheundklima.de

Baum e.V.

www.baumev.de

Zero Emissions Heroes

www.zeroemissionsheroes.de

Schools For Future

www.schoolsforfuture.net

Europäisches Institut für Energietechnik e.V.

www.energietech.org