corsus at the global Fridays for Future climate strike in Hamburg
corsus participated in this year’s global climate strike because we see ourselves as an active part of civil society and take a position on socio-political issues that affect us as a company. Therefore, we support the demands of the organisers of Fridays for Future (FFF) and want to contribute with our advice to the necessary transformation for a sustainable future.
On 15.09.23 corsus was present at the 13th Global Climate Strike in Hamburg. We are convinced that the challenges of our time must be taken seriously and that a socio-ecological change in the sense of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the common good is urgently needed. The demonstration, organised by Fridays for Future (FFF), attracted around 22,000 participants. The demands of the movement include the adoption of a 1.5°C CO2 budget as a binding basis for a reduction path, a socially acceptable phase-out of all fossil fuels in Germany, as well as the protection of peatlands or the promotion of biodiversity in agriculture and fair trade.¹ On stage, speakers like Annika Rittmann (spokesperson of FFF) emphasised the urgency of the climate catastrophe and were pleased about the encouragement of the participants. In his speech, Herbert Grönemeyer motivated the generation of FFF for the common good and for the preservation of our livelihoods on earth to give a clear message to the evasive manoeuvres in climate protection. He appealed to the older generations to take responsibility now and dare to make a radical new start. A community contract aimed at improving the prospects for all was necessary, he said.
Afterwards, the corsus team was able to return on foot to the office at the Großneumarkt to make a contribution through the implementation of diverse advisory projects. For example, corsus accompanies the large-scale nature conservation project “Hamburg, your river nature!” or the landscape area Großes Torfmoor in the district of Minden-Lübbecke. We develop biodiversity strategies, deal with sustainable food systems, advise on social-ecological public procurement or on human rights due diligence in supply chains.
We are passionate about shaping change in a value-based way and taking to the streets with many others who take the challenges of our time seriously.
Demonstration at Jungfernstieg during the Climate Strike 2023 in Hamburg
Carola Strycharz, Christina Mumm, Nynke Hack and Krishan Gairola from corsus at the global climate action on september 15th 2023 in Hamburg