Clara S. Thompson

Author, Journalist, Climate Advocate

Main focus: Climate Change and mobility

Twitter handle: @realjaywalking

Languages: English, French, German

City: Berlin, Leipzig, Jena

Country: Germany

Topics: hate speech, sociology, fake news, sustainable mobility, climate change, climate justice, strategy processes for communities and ngos, environmental justice

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


Clara S. Thompson is a German-American author, climate activist, and community organizer. She co-founded the Wald Statt Asphalt (Forests instead of Asphalt) Alliance and was a spokesperson in a recent campaign to save the Dannenröder Forest from being cut down for a new highway project. She regularly writes for various newspapers such as Klimareporter, Al Jazeera, Frankfurter Rundschau and the progressive German Newspaper Neues Deutschland. A graduate in cultural studies from the University of Leipzig, she is currently enrolled in a post-graduate program in sociology at the University of Jena. Her current focus is on empowering people to organize within their communities and to work towards a mobility transition away from automobile dependence towards improved public transport.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Moderation: Online-Talk mit Carola Rackete - Aktivismus für das Klima und globale Gerechtigkeit
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Online-Talk der Schwarzkopf-Stiftung mit Carola Rackete

Aufzeichnung vom 28. Mai 2020

This talk is in: German
Artikel: "What Germany’s climate movement got right: Breaking rules"

Artikel vom 20. Januar 2022 auf Al Jazeera English

This talk is in: English
Vortrag: Verkehrswende begreifen und gemeinsam in die Hand nehmen

Gemeinsamer Vortrag mit Sabine Leidig bei der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung vom 08. April 22

This talk is in: German