Volunteering in a local group for a climate-neutral Germany by discussions with Members of Parliament

GermanZero

Remote Volunteering
Medium German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually
Climate & Nature Protection

About the volunteering opportunity

The Paris Climate Agreement signed by Germany stipulates a binding global warming of max. 1.5 degrees. 

The measures of the German government's climate law adopted in 2019 will lead to global warming of around 3.5 - 4 degrees (source: climateactiontracker.org).  

The Coal Phase-out Act of July 2020 laid down terms for fossil energy sources that work against the Paris climate target.

Against this background, GermanZero has set itself the task of developing an effective bill to reduce greenhouse gases in Germany and submitting it to the Bundestag and Bundesrat for approval. The draft law will be developed through an iterative and participatory multi-stakeholder process. Representatives from science, business, society and administration/politics contribute their expertise on feasibility and implementation and show that the climate crisis can still be solved. 

However, since the draft law must be passed by a 2/3 majority in the Bundestag and Bundesrat, an active and demanding civil society is needed to mobilise the necessary majorities. Time is pressing. If we don't do it, no one will do it! 

Your Tasks

Local Group Strategy 

As a local group you will enter into a dialogue with your constituents and present GermanZero and our draft law. We will accompany you in founding such a group as well as in the preparation of such discussions with the elected representatives. 

With our local group strategy we want to translate the already existing social support into a parliamentary majority. Local groups are founded in constituencies, which establish constant and personal contact with their members of parliament in order to win them over to our plan. The local group has two functions:  

1) GermanZero is convinced that we cannot convince MPs through confrontation alone, but rather through discussions in which personal concerns about the consequences of the climate crisis become tangible. The local groups maintain regular contact with the MP, arrange personal talks or invite him to events or neighbourhood circles. We show that the climate crisis is present as an individual problem in everyday life and that there is no moral alternative to effective countermeasures.  

2. the local groups offer their delegate a way to overcome this crisis. Both the contact to GermanZero on the content level and the personal support in the constituency by the local group should enable the deputy to publicly and party-internally support a progressive and ambitious climate policy - and finally to vote for the GemanZero law package in 2022. 

Whats needed

For this volunteering opportunity, intermediate German skills are required.

  • Creative
  • Committed
  • Reliable
  • Politically interested

Time required

Regularly
Discussed individually

Where?

This project is location independent.

GermanZero

Help to ensure that the next generations have a future worth living in! With your support, GermanZero e.V. is developing a solution to the climate crisis: the 1.5-degree agreement, with which Germany can become climate neutral by 2035. Fair. Predictable. Effective.

In the Paris Climate Agreement, Germany committed itself to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees with the international community. According to current research, this is only possible if Germany becomes climate neutral by 2035 at the latest.

We are the last generation that can still contain the climate crisis. So far, neither the German government nor any of the parties represented in the Bundestag have submitted a plan to this end. With its climate policy, Germany is currently heading towards global warming of 4 degrees. Although the Federal Republic is the strongest economy in Europe and the fourth largest in the world, Germany's climate balance is even lower than that of the European Union. We are far from keeping the climate promises made in Paris, to which Germany has committed itself under international law. 

That is why we need the 1.5 degree turnaround. Now.

More about the organisation
Remote Volunteering
Medium German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually
Remote Volunteering
Medium German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually