Last training offer of KlimaDeSol

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We are happy to invite you to this very special, interactive workshop!

Languages: German & English

Speakers: Juan Francisco Donoso & Aline Juárez

Registrations as of now at

What to expect in the workshop:

How to use humor, irony, or other emotions not usually found in mainstream stories to raise awareness for greater social and environmental justice. The workshop is intended for people interested in documentary filmmaking, but especially for beginners without much experience.

Our society is strongly influenced by companies, because they deceive us with advertisements where it is shown how an environmentally friendly life could and should be. But this is in fact greenwashing, of which our streets are flooded. This means that certain activities are presented as environmentally friendly, although this is not the truth. In our workshop we would like to explore innovative ways with the participants to create new socio-ecological narratives.

Documentary film can be a good vehicle to tell stories from our perspective. Today’s technology, which many of us in Berlin have at our disposal (cell phone and headphones with microphone), allows us to record them with good quality. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of filmmaking. The goal of the workshop is to have participants:make a short documentary film (2 minutes) in which they explore greenwashing.

KlimaDeSol is supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL on behalf of the BMZ and the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Berlin.

Translations of the native texts in German:

2. sulti_german 4. renzo_german – Documentos de Google Tonny_German Daniellis Hernandez Calderon_Dt_end

In the portfolio, seven BIPoC activists, two collectives and four anti-colonial resistance struggles and fighters are portrayed and presented. All portraits and depictions are closely related to the portfolio’s objective: to celebrate resistant biographies, practices, and movements both in the Global South and of people with diasporic ties and BIPoC in the Global North. In the portraits, we learn in a touching way how people who are otherwise hardly seen, heard or perceived by the white-centered climate movement look at the climate crisis, at policy fields such as development policy, human rights, diversity, migration, but also at our entire society. They give us the opportunity to become familiar with biographies of people of whose courage, humanity, and unwavering commitment to social justice we never learn. Our perspectives can be broadened and perceptions that stand in the way of white heroism can be corrected.

The DinA4 – folder made of solid cardboard is suitable for educational work in and out of school, especially for empowerment and for the development of a decolonial and just perspective on the climate crisis.

The folder is available for 12 euros plus shipping costs.

Orders please


First, here is some of the feedback from over 70 participants on the meeting:

Dear Lucía, thank you for the great event yesterday, many words have deeply impressed me and move in me! I’m reading the portfolio right now, thanks for that too!

The speakers were all great, although it was a shame that I was unable to attend in the morning and missed Dr. Boniface. If there is another opportunity to hear him, I would be very happy. I will try to follow him.

The portfolio is so beautifully designed, I have read a few of the portraits and look forward to reading more. Thank you so much for this great work! ♥



So and similarly, there has been a lot of very positive feedback about the conference. I thank you all for the great interest in decolonial perspectives on our fellow world and for your palpable enthusiasm and willingness to engage with it further.

This publication – a portfolio of appreciation of resistance to colonialism – was presented:

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These folders can be ordered by mail starting October 15, 2022. Please indicate the number and the location or target group.
More information in the coming days.

Here is the program for the event “Decolonial Views on the Climate Crisis” on September 24, 2022.


On 24.09.2022 in Refugium,

Lenaustraße 3, 12047 Berlin

Program Conference, Moderator Adam Baher

10 o’clock

Opening of the symposium and remembrance ritual

Film “k” by Yili Rojas

Welcome by Lucía Muriel, KlimaDeSol Project


Keyword by Dr. Boniface Mabanza Bambu

Radically rethinking the decolonization project. For a sustainable world” Exchange


Networking with snacks and drinks

12 o’clock

Imeh Ituen and Peter E. Donatus of Network Climate Justice:

Repair and Care

Who is behind the action group? Why this topic? What are the goals?


Decolonial memory work and climate movement

Publication We return a million times

Diasporic and BIPoC – climate activists have their say


Common vegan snack with soup, finger food and drinks

14:00 End


On September 24, 2022, the final – symposium day of KlimaDeSol “600 years after – a decolonial view on the climate crisis” will take place at the Refugium in Berlin – Neukölln between 10 am and 2 pm.

After almost three years in the Climate Decolonial and Solidarity project, we want to share with you the most important findings and share with you the state of the anti-colonial deconstruction process.

With BIPoC – speakers with excellent expertise and decolonial perspectives we will reflect on these questions, among others:

  • BIPoC – Activists and people in the Global South have long been absent from the dominant narrative about colonialism, climate change, and justice.
    What are alternatives?
  • How can we discuss and retell the story about the state of the planet itself, and turn the previous narrative from head to toe?
  • How can our findings find their way into global learning? Presentation of our commemorative booklet in honor of centuries of peaceful resistance to the exploitation and subjugation of Mother Earth.

Further information about the content, speakers and participation possibilities can be found here here.

When registering, please indicate if you will need travel expenses to attend or if you will be attending online. Participation is free of charge.

Please register from now on via

KlimaDeSol is supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL on behalf of the BMZ and the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Berlin.

From the 24.September 2022 it is so far on our youtube – Chanel! Our continuing education series, workshop and other presentations are published.




Premiere of our seminars, workshop and lectures on our youtube – Chanel on 24.09.2022

Time and again I am asked to make our educational series, workshop and other presentations available to the public.

From September 24, 2022, the time has come. We will announce the list of videos in a timely manner.

Please also note the following event information:

        • Nationwide symposium on climate-just girls* work – impulses for a critical climate education, for women* from girls* work and girls* politics, September 26-28, 2022.

Registration at

BAG Flyer 2022


With six online – seminars we address activists of the climate movement, climate justice and the diverse grass – roots movement. Here, those who are left out of the white-dominant debate on climate justice have their say: Activists, experts and lecturers with migrant and diasporic references, whose engagement is closely linked to the movements, discourses and struggles in countries of the Global South.

Fifth Online – Seminar

In our upcoming seminar, we will have the chance to learn with indigenous activists Leandro Janamejoy, Anyi M.Martinez and Sandro Piaguaje about their struggles to preserve our planet.

Indigenous activists and scholars are the oldest environmental and climate protectors on earth! From them, above all, we can learn HOW our relationship with the planet and our coexistence with the environment is perceived from their perspective.

In cooperation with the Ecumenical Office for Peace and Justice e.V. in Munich.

Dialogue with indigenous representatives* and their perspectives on the current situation of the earth.

When: on 28.10. 2021

Duration: 16 – 19 h


Leandro Janamejoy Guerrero, Anyi Martinez and Sandro Piaguaje.

All three are members of the indigenous Inga community in Aponte, Nariño, in southern Colombia. Colombia is home to 29,000 Ingas, 3,600 of whom live in his community.

Our goal is to give the climate movement important impulses for a democratic, decolonial and solidary movement around climate justice, as well as to counteract the hitherto white and western dominated concept of
a holistic and intersectional narrative.

By decolonial is meant the consistent racism- and power-critical perspective of resistant people of the Global South and BIPoC, diasporic and migrant activists in the Global North on the colonial – unbroken practice of destruction towards the planet up to our present.

Registrations as of now only at

After the confirmed registration we will send the access data to the digital forum.

Coordination: Lucía Muriel, glokal e.V.

Participation in all offers is free of charge.

KlimaDeSol is supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL on behalf of the BMZ and the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Berlin.

Past seminars 2021

Title: Ecocide – A Tool for Countering Decolonial Continiuties in the Climate Debate.

At the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún, it submitted a proposal to the UN Commission on International Law defining ecocide as “extensive loss, damage, or destruction of ecosystems of a given area such that the peaceful welfare (original: enjoyment) of its inhabitants has been or is severely impaired.

Speaker Peter Donatus will address questions such as:

  • What about the implementation of the application?
  • What exactly is behind this and who are the global actors?
  • What is the link between ecocide and climate catastrophe both in the Niger Delta and globally?
  • When: May 04 2021
  • Duration: 16 – 19 h
  • Who: Peter Donatus

Peter Donatus is a Nigerian freelance journalist, human rights activist, and longtime critic of the Shell corporation as an environmental activist. He is the founder of Payday Africa and is one of the defining voices of the anti-colonial climate debate from the South and in the diaspora in Europe.

Online – Seminar

Title: Climate Movement and the Colonial Continuity

Everyone talks about decolonization, what does it mean in the context of the climate movement? How can the German climate justice movement be thought together with anti-racist and postcolonial perspectives?

We repeat this topic, as the most requested seminar is from 2020. Many were unable to attend and asked that the issue be revisited.

  • When:

  • Duration:
    14 to 17 h
  • Who: Tahir Della, promoter for postcolonialism and antiracism, ISD/ glokal e.V.

Third Online – Seminar

Title: Loss, Damage & Reparative Justice – The Importance of Reparations and Repair on the Way to a Climate-Friendly Future

Loss & damage – i.e. damage and losses incurred as a result of climate change – is already occurring on an enormous scale in many countries of the Global South. Since the beginning of the climate negotiations, countries in the Global South have been calling for compensatory measures based on their different levels of responsibility for the climate crisis.

So what is the meaning of reparative justice in the context of the climate crisis? See also here

  • When:
    August 31, 2021

  • Duration:
    16 to 19 h

  • Who:
    Imeh Ituen

Imeh Ituen studied social sciences, environmental management and Indigenous Australian Studies. As an activist and scholar, Imeh Ituen addresses issues of coloniality and racism in the environmental and climate crisis. She is part of Black Earth a BIPoC environmental and climate justice collective in Berlin.



Registrations please only via: muriel[at]

After the confirmed registration we will send the access data to the digital forum.

Coordination: Lucía Muriel, glokal e.V.

Dhe participation in all offers is free of charge.

The project is funded by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL on behalf of the BMZ and the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Berlin.


Panel discussion: racism, colonialism and environmental protection here

Decolonial perspectives on the climate crisis here.

KlimaDeSol – Empowerment – here the news:

Hello to all!
This weekend, the BIPoC Climate Justice Conference 2020 took place. Three panel discussions were recorded, you can watch them here: It’s worth it!
On Saturday there was a space where different groups (Black Earth, BUND Youth, UCC, Red Feministas, Bloque Latinoaméricano and many more) could present themselves and Chepita and I talked about KlimaDeSol. Unfortunately, the time went by much too fast and we could not tell everything as detailed as we wanted.
Chepita wrote about this in the Signal and Telegram groups:
“Hey, yes it was nice. We had just 10 minutes so was not too much time to explain much more that the document [Dodo] already shared with us via email. We presented also the video and some fotos and spoke a bit about the intervention. We wanted afterwards to speak about the action of Gruppe6 but unfortunately our time was up and we had to give the voice to the next group that was programmed.we shared what Gruppe6 sent [Dodo] on the chat of the online discussion.”
In general, the mood in the session was good, it was really nice & empowering to see that and how many other actors there are.
What we said (more or less) you can find here below :) If someone would like to have a translation, just ask.
Have a nice evening & best regards!
Lucía Muriel,
Chepita and Dodo

Who are we?
“KlimaDeSol” stands for “Climate decolonial and solidarity”, engl. “decolonial and solidary climate”. KlimaDeSol is a project that started out as a series of empowerment workshops in the spring and summer of 2020 for BIPoC, people from the diaspora and migrant communities, who are involved in the climate justice movement. It is coordinated by Lucía Muriel from the association glokal e.V..

Over the last decades as well as in the present, the German climate movement with mainstream organizations like fff and/or GP etc. has proven to be predominantly white. Debates within the movement are dominated by white perspectives and decision-making, the structures are exclusive and the efforts of BIPoC and perspectives from diaspora and migrant communities are dismissed and disregarded. The consequence is that, once again, only the white part of the story is being told.
KlimaDeSol aims to fundamentally contribute to a democratic, decolonial and solidarity movement regarding climate justice. It directly opposes the white, elitary and western dominated concept of climate with a decolonial, holistic and intersectional narrative. To reach this goal, KlimaDeSol seeks to empower BIPoC and people from the diaspora and migrant communities. We shift the paradigm by focusing on the crucial contribution and resistance of BIPoC worldwide against ecological destruction and colonial structures and racism. We want to anchor this knowledge and framing regarding climate justice and climate protection deeply into our everyday consciousness. This means to us as well that we reclaim the climate justice movement for ourselves. KlimaDeSol is a space for us by us, so with KlimaDeSol we also create a safer space for us. By “decolonial” we understand the consequent critique of power and racial oppression regarding the historical and present colonial way of inhabiting this planet from the perspective of resistant people from the Global South as well as BIPoC, activists from diaspora and migrant activists in the Global North. At the moment we are still engaged in the process of coming together, finding ourselves as a group and defining concrete goals and/or self-understanding etc.What do we do?
The series of empowerment workshops were divided into two parts. In the first part we focused on the resistance and struggles against the destruction of ecosystems and livelihoods in the Global South and Global North. In the second part we had the opportunity to start a process of self-empowerment through collective art work and creativity. The idea was to go into creative and artistic action on the 12th of October as an act of resistance and commemoration of colonial violence, genocide and oppression of colonized people worldwide. This process was accompanied by Yili Rojas and Paola Reyes, who supported the collective essentially with their own experiences, perspectives and skills as artists, activists and PoC.ACTIONS
One action based on the idea to make visible the century old as well as recent resistance especially of Black women*, women* of color against ecological destruction, racism and ongoing colonial structures. It was important to us to shift the narrative in a way that it visualized and told the stories of BIPoC resistance to not reproduce the white narrative of “white saviorism” or to show the faces of white oppressors again. Therefore, we collected pictures & names of important figures and collectives of resistance and projected these onto the walls of buildings in the city of Berlin. [Video+Pictures]Another action used sound as a method to create an intervention. This group will use the anniversary of the so-called Berlin-Congo Conference as an opportunity to point out and draw attention to the colonial continuities and their impact on the environment and social affairs in the equatorial belt through our capitalist-driven consumer society. On November 15th 1884 the colonialistsbegan the civilization-breaking division of the African continent. Their decisions are still effective today. With various consumer goods, the group will raise awareness of the consequences we accept and the existing resistance, which are all too often overlooked. déchainé (fr. for unleash, unchain) deals with the production chains of (neo)colonial goods and gives them an acoustic body. In its first approach individual sounds of the production, distribution, consumption and enjoyment of coffee meet and generate illuminating sound collages. Because of the Covid-19 questions, the action is being digitally processed. We invite you to visit the website on Sunday to find out more.The group is still at the beginning but very much looking forward to anything that comes and is determined to raise our voices against racism, colonial structures and oppression and ecological destruction, and reclaiming the climate justice movement.Thank you everyone for listening! <3


Coordination: Lucía Muriel, glokal e.V.

Training series 2020 (flyer for download here)

With six seminars, partly online, we address white-positioned people in the climate movement on power-critical issues as well as activists of the climate movement, climate justice and the diverse grass-roots movement. Centrally, the focus is on what is “cut out” of the dominant representation.

In accordance with the power-critical perspective,the expert opinions ofactivists, speakers and lecturerswill be with migrant and diasporic contexts received special recognition. Have your say a.o. those whose commitment is closely linked is with the movements, discourses and struggles in countries of the Global South

Online Seminar 1 (fully booked, registrations no longer possible)

Title: How does climate justice work on the ground? We open the series with a look at the gaps in the cooperation between activists from diverse communities and the white-German climate movement

  • How do we transform a white-dominant climate movement into a power-critical movement for climate justice?

  • What steps does that take?

  • What are the consequences of sidelining Black activists and those of color for the movement as a whole?

Note: In preparation for the online seminar, the publication “Die bundesdeutsche Eine-Welt-Arbeit aus einem Guss? recommended. This is to be acquired for 4 euro over glokal registered association. Please order at

Online Seminar 2 (fully booked, registrations no longer possible)

Title: Decolonizing Thinking about a Sustainable World. Thinking differently about the climate crisis

  • How white is the climate movement?

  • Who is in charge, what is discussed, what is not?

  • Adoption of discourses or what are the links from the South?

  • What would be the best solution?

Online – Seminar 3

Title: Climate Movement and the Colonial Continuity

Everyone talks about decolonization, what does it mean in the context of the climate movement? How can the German climate justice movement be thought together with anti-racist and postcolonial perspectives?

Other topics are in preparation and will be announced in due time. In which format these will be organizedt will bewill only be decided after the current pandemic development and the consequences for us have been assessed.

Participation and engagement

For all those who want to learn more about the connection between colonially shaped inequality, with power critique, dominance and alternative social and sustainable models, or who are looking for exchange on this, we will offer symposia, professional circles and other forums in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

There will be many opportunities for networking, participation and co-creation.


En application with indication of ownn socialn positioning and dhe motivation for participation is requiredme.

Registrations please only via: muriel[at]

After the confirmed registration we will send the access data to the digital forum.

Coordination: Lucía Muriel, glokal e.V.

Dhe participation in all offers is free of charge.

The project is funded by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL on behalf of the BMZ and the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Berlin.