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Jaap Tielbeke

Jaap Tielbeke
Jaap Tielbeke

(1989) has been a member of the editorial staff of the Dutch weekly De Groene Amsterdammer since 2015. In his book Een beter milieu begint niet bij jezelf (A Better Environment Doesn't Start with Yourself, 2020), he argues that an emphasis on 'green' consumer behaviour leaves out the big issues and the real culprits. While we try to reduce our ecological footprint, the fossil industry continues to pump up oil. While we talk each other into flying shame, governments continue to subsidise air traffic. Instead of waving the blame at each other, we should hold the real culprits accountable. Combating the climate crisis requires, in short, political action. Tielbeke studied International Relations and Philosophy at Dutch universities. For De Groene he writes about climate change, social movements and democratic renewal.

(WN 2021)

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