News Digest Item
13 Jan 2017

“Green Party’s parliamentary group devises whole new economy”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Green Party’s parliamentary group in the Bundestag (federal parliament) has decided on a programme for an “ecological modernisation of the economy” that would overturn the current economic order in Germany, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports. Today’s economic strategy, with its intensive use of raw materials and combustion, “is destroying our livelihood,” FAZ quotes the party’s position paper. From e-mobility to renewable raw materials in the chemical industry to divestment from fossil fuel businesses, the Greens are aiming for a “social-ecological transformation of the economy,” according to the FAZ.

For background, see the CLEW article German Greens to make coal exit, fossil car ban, an election focus.

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