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

Extend the use of the European Union Emissions Trading System

  • Extend the Emissions Trading System (ETS) to include negative emissions, and to cover at least 90% (2021 ca. 40%) of all EU carbon emissions under a single cap by the end of 2025 at the latest.

  • Expedite the introduction of the planned ETS 2, covering buildings, road transport and additional small industries, as well as including emissions from industrial animal farming.

  • Reduce the number of allowances (scope-adjusted) in line with Volt’s reduction targets.

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