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Hintergrund - English

Welcome to Weed's English Website!
WEED is committed to an ecologically sustainable, globally just and democratic world economic order. To achieve this, we need a fundamental economic and social transformation to stop the looming environmental and climate catastrophe, to ensure more global justice and to guarantee respect for human rights globally.
Politically, we focus on the special responsibility of Germany, the Global North and international economic actors for the unjust economic world order and global environmental destruction. We research and analyze the negative effects of the capitalist economy on people and the environment. We carry out educational and lobbying work in the social and political sphere, we organize activities and campaigns and bring analysis and demands for socio-ecological transformation to the public. In exchange with other civil society organizations and social movements from the Global South and North, we develop reform and transformation proposals that we introduce into political processes and debates to promote change. We also design educational offers to sensitize people for their political options for action.

WEED was founded in 1990 to boost lobby and advocacy activities in Germany on issues surrounding global poverty alleviation and international environmental problems. WEED campaigns for a broad correction in international economic and development policies that would put social justice and economic sustainability in the centre of international policy-making.

Its our aim to create more awareness in this respect and develop and implement concrete political alternatives.

Yet, we apologize that most of our website information is only available in German. But we are working on increasing our English translations in the future. Below please find an overview of publications and material that is available in English. We welcome any kind of comment and feedback. Please contact any of our staff directly in case you have specific questions. For general enquiries please use

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