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The situation of energy and climate

Climate change is no longer a theory, it is a reality. It no longer concerns “future generations” but affects our current environment. Cruel paradox, the effects of global warming threaten first and foremost the countries that pollute the least. Dramatic droughts and catastrophic floods follow one another, as do the annual climate conferences. Greenhouse gas emissions have increased by two thirds since the Rio conference in 1992.


Our proposals

The transition to a green economy represents the third industrial revolution, creating millions of jobs in Europe and worldwide. Europe must therefore show the way to impose concrete actions.

  • An ambitious policy in favor of renewable energies:
    The priority return to fossil fuels is unthinkable, we must therefore focus our research and development policies on the efficient production of renewable energies while continuing research aimed at properly exploiting current or future deposits.
  • A strategy for energy self-sufficiency and security:
    We propose a European energy community based on the diversification of a common European energy mix, the integration of networks as well as sources of supply, and a mutual assistance mechanism in case of energy shortages.
  • Put a price on carbon:
    Companies must be incentivized to switch to alternative energy sources, but they cannot do so without the certainty that all stakeholders are sharing the effort. Putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions is the strong signal companies are waiting for to turn to renewable energy.
  • Implement a tax on financial transactions:
    As an innovative, sustainable and non-discriminatory source of funding, it can enable the constitution of a global investment fund for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Our commitments

Every day, the PDE defends its ideas through various actions and puts forward its positions. For example:

  • In the European Parliament : 
    Ulrike Müller, vice-president of the PDE, and Catherine Chabaud defend our ideas in the Environment Committee.
  • In our manifesto:
    We have been advocating these proposals for several years. They were already at the heart of our manifesto in 2009 and 2014.
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Congrès du PDE à Mayence 2023 : un pas vers l'avenir de l'Europe

Le Parti démocrate européen a tenu son congrès annuel le 13 octobre 2023, dans la ville historique de Mayence, en Allemagne. Des délégations d'Allemagne, d'Italie, de France, d'Espagne, d'Autriche, de Pologne, de République tchèque, de Bulgarie se sont réunies pour assister à cet événement important, qui a également servi de terreau à des débats fondamentaux et à des propositions novatrices sur les questions urgentes de notre époque.

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