In this episode of Nahostcast, we sit down with environmental activist Andrés Succar Rahme to discuss the newly formed “Fridays for Future” movement in Lebanon – because it exists, and it’s not the only one in the region!
In Lebanon, several challenges are converging at once: the “waste crisis” of 2015, in which the waste management system collapsed; the instrumentalization of the media by political elites; and a lack of education among the population about the consequences of our lifestyles on the environment. This is where Fridays for Future (FFF) Lebanon comes in, trying to raise awareness for climate justice through weekly protests. What are the main demands and how can they be achieved? Are there links with other FFF initiatives in West Asia and North Africa? And how have the Lebanese protests since last October played into the movement? You can hear all this and hopefully a positive outlook for the future of the climate in the episode above:
This is a synchronized version in German. You can listen to the original podcast in English here