Webinar series for a sustainable Maastricht

How can we implement the 8 demands in Maastricht?

We are the Maastricht Climate Coalition, a network of student and local organizations united in the struggle for climate justice. We exist because our governments do not see climate change as the priority it is. But we do. And many citizens do to. We understand that the time for ambitious systemic changes is now. And after years of demonstrations – we understand that it is us, the citizens, who must take the lead in the sustainable and social transition we so desperately need.

So, we got started! The Maastricht Climate Coalition formulated eight specific demands to make our city more sustainable and socially just. Today, we want to discuss these demands with anyone interested in being part of the solution! Maastricht is our city, yours and mine. What you think, what you want and what you are concerned about matters!

Every 2 weeks, with experts, activists and citizens, we will come together online and discuss one of the 8 demands. Together, we will share our experiences, worries and ideas and imagine concrete solutions to local problems. What we will come up with together will be sent to our elected politicians. The climate crisis needs to be addressed through collaborations and deliberations – let’s put this into practice and inspire our government to do the same.

See you on the 9th of February and every two weeks after that!

Let’s do this!

Do you want to be updated on the local climate movement?

A fair and social job transition

Tuesday 9th of February 

Maastricht needs to create new climate jobs, and retrain those who will loose their job in the transition. The climate transition needs to be social or it shall not be.

Clean air for us and our children

Wednesday 24th of Februari 19.30 – 21.00

 The city of Maastricht has one of the most polluted air in our country. We demand a low emission-zone in the entire city

Ban single use plastic

Tuesday 9th of March 19.30 – 21.00

Maastricht needs to ban single-use plastic, and retrieve plastic from the Maas before it gets sent away.

Foster the local

Tuesday 23rd of March 19:30 – 21:00

Maastricht needs to foster the local and circular economy, and encourage local initiatives.​

Free Public Transport

Tuesday 6th of April 19:30 – 21:00

Netherlands has the most expensive public transport system in the EU. We need more public transport and we need it to be free.

Phase out fossil fuels 

Tuesday 20th of April 19:30 – 21:00

Maastricht needs to move away from fossil fuels and needs to ensure that the industry does the same.​

Make houses and buildings sustainable 

Tuesday 11th of May 19:30 – 21:00

All houses and buildings need to be carbon neutral. This should not be at the cost of the people. ​

Inform and involve the people

Tuesday 25th of May 19:30 – 21:00

Maastricht needs to inform and involve its citizens in the crisis. Individuals must have the last word, not economic stakeholders. ​

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