grassroots climate plan
Just Reproduction, Production and Consumption

While the question of how it can be possible to save as much → greenhouse gas as possible in a socially just manner is the center of attention in the other sections of the grassroots climate plan, the question for this section on ​​just reproduction, production and consumption is somewhat different: it is not about explicit, specifically commensurable measures to save greenhouse gas, but to create economic framework conditions that make these savings possible in a socially just way.

Economics includes not only the productive sector, which is the most CO2-intensive, but also paid and unpaid care or reproduction activities and consumption - and at the same time takes into account the just distribution of social wealth.

The measures collected here are facing the challenge of an relationship between economic growth and emissions or nature consumption. So far, sensible climate protection measures have mostly been sacrificed on the altar of economic growth. Since there is no chance to uncouple economic growth and resource consumption (as studies have shown several times), the whole German economy must at least stop being growth-dependent, if it is not shrinking. Since, under the current economic framework, a decline in growth or a shrinking of the economy would lead to a crisis spiral, changes in the framework conditions are proposed here that enable a post-growth economy, while at the same time enable human needs. Economic sectors such as renewable energies, ecological agriculture and also care activities can still grow: since they have lower growth rates than climate-damaging production areas, such a shift in the gross domestic product (GDP) is reflected in shrinking - while the common good grows.

  1. Jason Hickel & Giorgos Kallis (2019): Is Green Growth Possible?. New Political Economy.
  2. European Environmental Bureau: Decoupling Debunked (2019, abgerufen 22.2.2020)
Just Reproduction, Production and Consumption

The measures

Unconditional Welfare
Focus Market on the Common Good
Regulation of the financial marketpublic
The financial market, as part of the growth-driving economic structures, is also part of the problem. Even more than other areas, it evades democratic control. Without regulations, its mechanisms cont
Ending environmentally harmful subsidies and investments
According to the Federal Environment Agency, in 2012, Germany allowed environmentally harmful [→ subsidies]( of at least
Maximum Incomepublic
Introduction of a maximum income, which - whether from work or from investment income - must not be more than 30 times as high as the basic provision or the basic income (BGE) that is still to be intr
Corporate governance and promotion
The legal and tax framework conditions of our economy are currently geared towards so-called shareholder-oriented companies (especially listed corporations). These companies use profits primarily for
Reduction of working hours
On the one hand, increasing digitalisation and automation is predicted in many areas in the upcoming years. This would mean a sharp rise in unemployment if economic growth did not occur and working ho
Public interest balance as a duty for companies
The current measurement of prosperity is the gross domestic product (GDP). The current balance sheet system does not reflect the true wealth of a society, but only measures the material values generat
Verbraucher*innenschutzedit public
Zur Zeit lässt sich beim Einkauf eines Produkts die Herkunft der Inhaltsstoffe nur raten. Um Eigenverantwortung für den eigenen Konsum übernehmen zu können, ist es wichtig ausreichend informiert zu se
Waffenhandel stoppenedit public
Ecologize the Market
Development of Commoning Structures
Promotion of commons and a solidary community
Profit-oriented management means that production is not in relation to the needs of society but to profit interests. Social and ecological damage is externalised and not included. Supporting the no
Decommodification through free social infrastructure
In a growth-economy, more and more areas of life are being commodified, i.e. conducted via the market, in order to maintain economic growth and open up new markets. This is accompanied by an increase
Change in ownership structure
A legal distinction is made between possession and ownership. The main difference between possession and ownership is that possession is requiring physical custody or control of an object while owners
Strengthening democracy and social participation
The existing political system is strongly characterized by the non-participation and exclusion of many people in negotiation and decision-making processes, inherited decision-making structures, short-
Demokratisierung der Wirtschaftedit public
Wirtschaft als von Natur aus nicht als zur Gesellschaft gehörend zu begreifen, macht deren demokratische Regulierung weitgehend unmöglich. Durch ihre Trennung von Politik und Alltag werden in der Ökon
Konviviale Technik und die Demokratisierung technischer Entwicklungedit public
Findet technologische Entwicklung ohne demokratische gesellschaftliche Kontrolle statt und entsteht sie vor allem aus dem Profitstreben großer Konzerne, hinterlässt sie aufgrund von Rebound-Effekten i