The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging our way of life to an unprecedented degree and has uncovered the weaknesses of our globalised economic system. It has exposed the failures of neoliberal policies and more than three decades of public sector privatisation andunderfunding. We see serious implications of a commercialised, profit-oriented health system, the structures of dependence in global value chains, the hardship of people working in precarious jobs, of women taking on unpaid, invisible care work, and the missing financial safety net for a generation of freelancers. Our current system destroys the environment by polluting air, water, and soil, and exploiting resources and material, leaving more than 10 percent of the global population in extreme poverty. These global multiple crises will only growth in number and intensity.
Protest movements all over the world with millions of people have shown us that a majority of people want progressive policies for the common good and global justice. This is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda! Governments of the world cannot let this ambitious agenda fail. More than ever, we need a system change. Rebuilding the old economies is nothing but a recipe for further crises.
With four key demands we ask the German government to finally start a legally binding, immediate implementation of the 2030 Agenda.