Climate & Energy
We believe in a future without fossil fuels and nuclear energy.
Climate change is a key challenge for our planet this century. The Paris Agreement was a landmark success in the fight against global warming. Now it is time to pressure our governments to take every step necessary to reach the commonly agreed climate targets. Greens hold attainable and credible concepts and strategies for the transition towards a Greener future and have a proven track record of notable climate policy actions. For us, climate action is not a nice addition to other policy content to appear ecological whenever it is deemed useful. Instead, it is the very substance of our political struggle and we will keep on being uncompromising on the necessity of concrete climate policies.
We are already facing the consequences of human-made climate change: rising sea levels, the spread of deserts, more severe weather extremes like storms, droughts and floods, and the melting of arctic ice and glaciers. Actions need to be taken, sooner rather than later. The fight against climate change and for renewable energies is part of the Green political DNA. We hold dear the principle of climate justice and our vision of a fossil free future in all our actions.
We need to build up renewable energy capacities that will replace, not supplement, fossil fuels and nuclear energy. This is why we propose concrete measures to phase out old energy sources without causing major disruptions or creating energy poverty. We want to limit the lifetime of nuclear and coal plants, make renewable energy affordable to everyone and encourage investors, funds and cities to cut their financial ties with the fossil fuel sector by divesting. In order to meet the climate targets, we also need to increase energy efficiency and promote sustainable ways of transportation. We support more and better public transport and shared mobility (bike sharing, car sharing) that make us less dependent on motorised mobility.
The fight for a better climate and emission-free technologies requires common effort and consistent and feasible political solutions. We already see that many encouraging steps are taken – and even more can be done. We are convinced that a transition towards a Greener future is possible!