What are Volt's political goals? / An ambitious climate agenda for Europe

Achieve full decarbonisation of the energy system by 2035

  • Promote the total phase-out of coal by 2030 (lignite by 2025).

  • Prohibit new permits to drill for fossil fuels, and eliminate flaring immediately. In addition, ensure that 80% of all known fossil fuel reserves are left in the ground. Prohibit the advertising of fossil fuel products, similar to bans on cigarette advertisements.

  • Support further research into geothermal energy, alongside research on ocean thermal energy conversion, tidal and wave energy, residual heat from industry, biomass, and new designs for solar and wind energy.

  • Promote research in alternative technologies, including low-carbon and disruptive technologies such as sustainable chemistry concepts, bio-based solutions, and organic and plastic waste-to-fuel concepts, with particular emphasis on large-scale applications.

The 5+1 Challenges

Volt has defined 5+1 fundamental Challenges that need to be tackled in each European country and in Europe as a whole.

Why 5 + 1 Challenges?

The 5 Challenges are basically the same for every country, but their implementation can be adapted on the national level to take into account local realities.

The +1 Challenge – our proposal to reform and strengthen the EU – is identical across all our national programmes.

Read our 2024 Electoral Programme
  • 01

    Smart State

    Education and digitalisation are key elements of the 21st century

  • 02

    Economic Renaissance

    An innovative economy must be the engine of society's progress

  • 03

    Social Equality

    No-one should be left behind - no matter their gender, income, religion. or origin

  • 04

    Global Balance

    Europe needs to assume responsibility for its role in global challenges

  • 05

    Citizen Empowerment

    People must be empowered to influence politics beyond elections alone

  • +1

    EU Reform

    We love the EU - this doesn't mean there is no room for improvement