Winter hike for Climate Justice
1st stage: Sunday 19.1.2020 Landquart - Schiers (about 11 km) 2nd stage: Monday 20.1.2020 Schiers - Klosters (approx. 22 km) Stage 3:Tuesday 21.1.2020 Klosters - Davos (approx. 14 km)
We carry the worldwide protest to where it belongs
We hike to Davos to make visible what is important to us. We want to build up pressure from below to bring about political change, and we do not rely on dialogue with the WEF participants, because 50 years were long enough to realize
Climate change has serious environmental, social and economic consequences in the world.
It is time for the economic leaders to step down, because they represent exclusively their own interests.
Those companies that are represented at the WEF have no place in this form anymore, because they destroy the basis of life of all of us.
It is high time for action. Bold political decisions are needed to force the business community to take climate protection measures so that at least the goals of the Paris Agreement can be achieved.
No climate-damaging investments, no profits from climate-damaging economic activities, towards a democratisation of the economy.
There is no growth without end! - «System Change not Climate Change!»
(for the basics of this reasoning see strike-wef.org)
To the winter hike:
We hike in three days from Landquart via Schiers and Klosters to Davos. The aim is to arrive in Davos on the opening day of the WEF, 21 January 2020.
The first day should be accessible to almost everyone: regardless of age, without huge physical fitness.
From the second day on, it will be more physically demanding and it will require good clothing and a sleeping bag.
We would be happy if more people join us on the way, be it in Schiers, Klosters or on arrival in Davos!
Davos is everywhere…decentralised actions are also welcome:
To stop the climate crisis, protest, resistance and building alternatives at any time of the year, anywhere in the world, is important and necessary.
World Economic Failure! The World Economy Failed to save the climate The World Economy Failed to care for the planet The World Economy Failed to deliver climate justice The World Economy Failed to secure our future The World Economy Failed to maintain our livelihoods The World Economy Failed to solve the Climate Crisis
We carry the worldwide protest to where it belongs
For the 50th time, representatives from politics, business, science and the media will meet at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland in January 2020 and claim to improve the world.
However, the climate catastrophe is largely caused by the 1,000 largest companies around the world who are members of the WEF. Those who travel to Davos in limousines or helicopters have failed. But we are serious about the demand for climate justice, which is why we will put on our hiking boots and walk to Davos.
The environmental movement has gained breadth and strength through the climate strikes. As part of the «by 2020 we rise up» campaign, the year 2020 is to be used to bring about urgently needed changes so that future generations of humans and animals can find a planet worth inhabiting. The winter hike is part of the international climate movement.
The economically most powerful people will gather in Davos and determine what is going to happen in the world. They have never cared about the climate or about social issues. Their concept of economics is to maximize profits by exploiting the environment, people and animals. They are directly and indirectly responsible for wars, refugees, and hunger.
We hike to Davos to show what is important to us. Pressure from the grassroots will bring about political change and does not rely on dialogue with WEF participants, because we have noticed the following:
• Climate change has serious ecological, social and economic consequences.
• It’s time for the economic bosses to step down, because they exclusively represent their own interests.
• The companies represented at the WEF no longer have any right to exist in their current form because they are destroying our livelihoods.
• It is high time to act. What is needed are courageous political decisions that force business to take climate protection measures to fulfill the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
◦ No investments that are harmful to the climate, no profits from economic activities that hurt the climate, towards a democratisation of the economy.
◦ Infinite growth is not possible! – System Change, not Climate Change!
Winter hike: We will hike from Landquart to Davos over three days, via Schiers and Klosters. We plan to arrive in Davos on the opening day of the WEF, 21st January 2020.
The first day should be accessible to most – regardless of age and physical fitness level. The final two days will be more physically demanding and you will need good clothes and a sleeping bag suitable for sub-zero temperatures. We are happy if more people join us on the way, be it in Schiers, Klosters or upon arrival in Davos!
Davos is everywhere… Protest and resistance against the politics of globalisation, against the ignorance of the powerful towards the climate catastrophe should not be limited to these summit meetings. They can and should take place everywhere across the globe. The members of WEF influence politics every day from their company headquarters. In order to stop the climate crisis, we need to protest, resist and develop alternatives everywhere, all the time.
World Economic Failure! The World Economy Failed to save the climate The World Economy Failed to care for the planet The World Economy Failed to deliver climate justice The World Economy Failed to secure our future The World Economy Failed to maintain our livelihoods The World Economy Failed to solve the climate crisis