Policy Paper Working Group on Raw Materials: Towards a Democratic and Globally Just Resource Policy

Towards a Democratic and Globally Just Resource Policy

The Federal Republic of Germany depends on the import of metallic, mineral and fossil fuel resources. The extraction of these raw materials takes place at the expense of the environment and leads to human rights violations. The German Federal Government does not take these consequences adequately into account. Instead, it supports the industry because of concerns around security of supply. Today’s global challenges call for a different, a democratic and globally just raw-materials-policy. The goals must be to: - reduce raw material consumption - effectively protect human rights - protect and strengthen civil society. On the  following pages, the NGOs that have joined forces in the Working Group on Raw Materials (AK Rohstoffe) explain and clarify their demands.