A broad alliance of social and environmental organisations is calling for a social and ecological restart for the first time.

Social and ecological issues can not be separated. The environmental transformation can be successful only if it preserves social peace. These are the concepts that Diakonie Germany strives to highlight. Indeed, our member, in cooperation with NABU, and the National Poverty Conference and together in a broad alliance of 40 organisations, advocates for sustainable and socially just energy transition, as well as: measures against the destruction of nature, the preservation of biodiversity, inclusive and environmental mobility, sustainable agriculture and sustainable forms of work.
“Climate and social policy must finally interlock in a meaningful way. People are being overwhelmed by rising energy and food prices. At the same time, the extremely hot days show how our environment will change with the climate crisis. Both problems are existential and affect people on low incomes particularly hard. That’s why I’m pleased that we’ve teamed up for the first time with an alliance of 40 environmental and social sector organisations to demand a social and ecological restart from politics,” says Diakonie President Ulrich Lilie.

With 40 signatories, our member advocates that social and environmental issues belong together and need common answers. Low-income people must also be allowed to consume ecologically responsibly and eat healthily. Control and funding mechanisms are required to relieve poor households and protect the climate.
Read the full proposals here.