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RWE AGM: Villagers remind shareholders mining future is not certain


As RWE prepares to hold its annual shareholder meeting, residents from villages set to be demolished for RWE’s continued mining activities have renewed their promise of legal action to save their homes – and reminded shareholders that RWE’s plans are not final until the matter is settled in court. Click here for our press release (German only).


Call on German media companies: Renounce fossil fuel advertising!


Menschenrecht vor Bergrecht supports the call for German publishing and media companies to become climate neutral. It is important to no longer offer a platform to corporate greenwashing. You can find the complete appeal here.


Barbara in the podcast “1.5 degrees” by Luisa Neubauer


Luisa Neubauer travelled with youtuber Rezo to the Rhenish mining area. There he meets Barbara, who is fighting for her home with Menschenrecht vor Bergrecht. You can listen to the whole episode here.

The last word has not yet been spoken!


In a decision published yesterday, the Federal Constitutional Court announced that it does not intend to rule on the constitutional complaint against the “Garzweiler clause” in the Coal Act.

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“Leitentscheidung”: Old wine in new bottles


20 people affected by the Garzweiler II opencast mine criticise the planned leading decision on the future of lignite mining in NRW as an irresponsible total failure towards people and the climate.

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An apple tree at the end of the world – Solidarity planting action on community plot


A solidarity planting action took place today on the community plot of the initiative “Menschenrecht vor Bergrecht” in Keyenberg as part of the monthly village walk.

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“Menschenrecht vor Bergrecht” at the “Climate Story Lab” in Berlin


How do we tell the story of the climate crisis? This was the question international experts addressed for three days in Berlin. Among them: the “case” of Menschenrecht vor Bergrecht. 

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