For the past 2 years, Annemarie Botzki has been active for Extinction Rebellion Germany, protesting and campaigning for averting climate tipping points, establishing citizens' councils and for climate justice.
Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a global environmental movement that is making headlines in Germany with staging road and bridge blockades. The aim of the movement is to use non-violent civil disobedience to draw attention to the existential crisis - the rapidly spreading species extinction, which also affects us humans - and to bring about a change in the system.
She studied Social Science in Bochum and EU Politics at the London School of Economics. As a journalist, she reported on European energy policy in Brussels and London and attended the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015. After learning there about the existential scale of the climate crisis, she quit her job to support a small solar start-up.
Today, she leads German-language campaigns at WeMove Europe. She is co-editor of the German Extinction Rebellion book: “Wann wenn nicht wir" (When if not us). Her articles and comments have already been published in Freitag, taz and Klimareporter.