Jonas Schaible Tue, 5th December 2023, 8:00 pm Climate rescue and democracy Lecture Climate protection and democracy don’t go together for many people. For some, the fight against the climate crisis is progressing too slowly, while others see themselves threatened by an alleged eco-dictatorship. SPIEGEL journalist Jonas Schaible dispels such distorting contradictions. He shows that climate and democracy are even mutually dependent: Democracy only exists on a habitable planet – and the climate will only be saved by democratic means. But this requires a change in thinking. Democracy can only exist as climate democracy. Schaible provides a new perspective on politics in times of climate crisis and sketches a vision of the future in which freedom and climate protection are mutually reinforcing. Jonas Schaible, born in 1989, is an editor at SPIEGEL’s capital office in Berlin. He writes regularly about the climate protection movement and has been monitoring climate policy since 2018.