Our Demands

Code Red aspires to invoke societal and systemic change in light of the climate and social crisis. With the climate crisis fully visible today, the time of inaction is over! These are our most important demands.

STOP WITH FOSSIL FUELS

A reduction in energy consumption on a global scale and a fast transition into renewable energy are vital to guarantee a livable future.

AFFORDABLE ENERGY FOR ALL

Energy poverty is unacceptable. Affordable energy is a basic human right for everyone. This also entails that we strongly need to reduce the excessive energy use by major consumers. 

NO TO NEW FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS

No to new climate bombs, such as pipelines running through East Africa or the Arctic, nor any unnecessary, polluting and destructive projects.

GOOD JOBS IN A CARBON-FREE ECONOMY

A new retraining plan for employees working in polluting industries is vital to bring about a righteous transition into a circular and carbon-free economy. Unions and employees need to be closely involved to ensure this transition is applied in an equitable manner.

RECOGNIZE HISTORICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND GUARANTEE DAMAGE FUNDS

Our dependence on fossil fuels causes conflict, violates human rights, and maintains (neo)colonialism. We need to recognize the responsibilities of multinationals and Western countries (the Global North) within its historical context. The damage done to vulnerable communities needs to be repaired.

TAX MAJOR CONSUMERS AND LARGE ASSETS

We need the funds in order to finance this transition. It is high time for major consumers and polluters to take responsibility by paying the indebted amount and distributing wealth. On top of that, the major grants provided by the government need to disappear. 

INSULATE HOUSES AND BUILDINGS

This act lowers energy expenses and emissions of greenhouse gasses, whilst also creating many new jobs. We need major investments that prioritize renovations of badly insulated houses and of those in precarious situations. The human right to adequate housing, meaning affordable and well-kept homes, must be guaranteed for all. Social housing is crucial in achieving this goal.

BETTER AND AFFORDABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Large-scale investments in public transport and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure are vital to have affordable (if not free), sustainable and accessible public transport. We can make another improvement by banning car advertising campaigns and putting a stop to governmental subsidizing of company cars.