Civil Society Organizations in Germany publish declaration calling on the German government to finally start implementing the SDGs
In a common declaration, signed by more than 130 organizations from all over Germany, CSOs are united in the call for more ambition in the implementation of the Agenda 2030.
They call out the need to finally end poverty and hunger worldwide, reduce inequalities within and between countries, achieve gender equality and inclusion, enable equal participation for all people in all areas of society, and provide dignified basic social services – while preserving our natural resources. Germany can only succeed if we drastically reduce the consumption of energy, and land consumption in Germany and worldwide, while limiting it in absolute terms. For this, there is a need for an ecological and social U-turn in German agricultural and transport systems, as well as a decentralized energy transition that actually helps Germany to fulfil our commitments to the Paris Agreement.
With all these demands at heart, the SDGs have to become the guiding principle of all of Germany’s policies. The CSOs call on the German government to finally give their implementation full priority. Germany is facing a crucial crossroads. This is not a question of a lack of knowledge. But what is needed is to finally see real political steps towards real sustainability. Steps big enough to face the challenges.
As members of civil society, they call on the German government to no longer disregard its commitments and to finally start implementing sustainable policies. What is needed is nothing less than to finally see action in line with Germany’s international responsibility for a sustainable and just future for all people on this planet.