Environmental Financial Reform

With an environmental financial reform, we are using fiscal policy and taxation to redirect towards a sustainable and fair economy and society - by reducing subsidies that harm the environment and society, by placing our tax system on a broader basis and by making the consumption of resources and the burden on the climate more expensive. The additional revenue should be used sustainably for investments in the future and social justice. 


Holger Bär




What use is the (D-)EITI? The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Germany under scrutiny

Publicationtype Policy Brief

The Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative has been implemented in Germany since 2015. Representatives from government, the private sector and civil society decide by consensus on the design of the process. In the annual transparency reports, companies in the extractive sector disclose their payments (taxes and other levies) to the state. In addition, other information on the extractive sector is compiled to educate the public about the structure of the sector and key framework conditions. The Policy Brief identifies potential for improvement in order to strengthen the initiative as a global standard, create added value compared to existing reporting requirements and promote the debate on raw materials policy in Germany.

Publicationclients Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Publication institution FÖS, FUE
Publicationdate 2021
Publicationfile 2021-01_FOES_FUE_What_use_is_the_D-EITI.pdf