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European Democratic Party Priority Actions

To combat climate change effectively, our party will take a pragmatic approach, guided by data rather than ideology, while ensuring that the burden of financing actions does not fall on taxpayers.

One of our priorities is to reduce the EU’s energy dependence by developing clean energy production while respecting technological neutrality. We will encourage using renewable energy and nuclear power according to national choices, recognising their crucial role in reducing CO2 emissions. We will ensure an efficient and sustainable energy transition by exploiting all available solutions.

Our commitment will be based on the pillars of solidarity, stability, sustainability and sovereignty. We intend to forge a new proactive dynamic that aligns the fields of ecology and economics. In this spirit, we will adopt a global perspective while acting locally.

Our approach will focus on two key areas: firstly, a clearly defined strategy for the prudent management of our resources, starting with the precious resources of water and our oceans. Secondly, we will roll out ambitious decarbonisation policies, marking our commitment to the energy transition.

We will actively support regional authorities and encourage the widespread establishment of clean energy sources. This will help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

We will strive to encourage cooperative energy production in areas with high residential density, highlighting energy equity and promoting the adoption of renewable solutions. In the same spirit, we will transform our cities into more welcoming spaces by favouring sustainable modes of transport and facilitating the transition to a circular economy. We will also actively encourage the sorting of waste and the repair of products.

By strengthening regional cooperation and promoting citizen participation, we will exploit new technologies to boost democracy while celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion. Through this, we aim for a positive environmental and societal transformation.

We will also support the research and development of innovative energy technologies, such as osmotic and fusion energy. Enhanced cooperation between EU Member States in the field of energy is also fundamental to ensure the energy security of the entire continent.

We will fully support the improvement of interconnections between national energy grids, promoting the sharing of resources, strengthening flexibility and encouraging solidarity in the event of energy supply disruptions.


  • Avoid the burden of payment falling on citizens and small businesses.

  • Speed up the renovation of buildings (insulation, heat pumps, smart lighting, etc.).

  • Accelerate renewable and nuclear energy (the main source of electrical energy in Europe that does not produce CO2).

  • Invest in innovative energy technologies, such as osmotic or fusion energy (particularly ITER).


  • Improve interconnections and cooperation between national energy networks to strengthen energy security.

  • Consolidate the outermost regions as energy innovation laboratories by exploiting their size, characteristics, and the need to achieve energy resilience through self-sufficiency.

  • Promote participatory initiatives for cooperative energy production, particularly in high-density residential areas.

  • Involve local communities in the energy transition.


  • Promote a new European maritime alliance with dedicated funds and ad-hoc technological solutions.

  • Strengthen European maritime diplomacy based on the One Ocean Summit in Brest in 2022.

  • Involve subnational governments in international climate and biodiversity treaties to ensure effective implementation.

  • Emphasise the circular economy through measures such as waste sorting.

  • Reduce water waste by improving and repairing infrastructure.


  • Expand and improve public transport networks and make public transport the preferred option.

  • Help regional and local authorities make themselves more attractive to businesses.