What is Volts policy? / Agriculture and the Environment

Volt supports Stop Ecocide

Volt supports Ecocide International - they work to make intentional and reckless destruction of nature an international crime and in March 2024 the European Parliament came up with a new directive that replaces the 2008 and 2009 directives.

The new directive is called Protection of the environment through criminal law and you can read it here.


Volt supports EU legislation to stop Ecocide

In March 2024, the 2008 EU Directive on the Protection of the Environment through Criminal Law was revised.

We believe that ecocide should be added as a new criminal offence that creates a deterrent effect on the most serious and either widespread or long-term damage to nature.

Recognising ecocide as a crime in the directive will:

  • support and strengthen existing environmental legislation in all EU member states

  • create a much-needed "external border" for economic activity

  • Empower strategic positive change and innovation in politics and industry.

This is a legal and moral opportunity for the EU to lead the world in protecting life on earth: for us, for our children and for all living beings.

Volt supports Ecocide International because we need international communities to deliver real solutions.

Support the Stop Ecocide ecocide campaign directly!

Volt's 5+1 focus areas

We have big challenges, but we can solve them together when we work together!

These are Volt's 5+1 focus areas in ALL of Europe:

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  • 01

    Smart State

    An innovative state takes care of its citizens and is at the same time ready with flexible solutions. We will therefore strengthen both our digital AND our human solutions.

  • 02

    Economic rebirth

    In order to meet the challenges of the future, we must rethink the economy in Europe. From the labor market to our monetary and financial policy.

  • 03

    Citizen involvement and democracy

    We want to strengthen the individual citizen's voice in everyday life. It is a failure of democracy if citizens are only listened to at election time.

  • 04

    Social Equality

    Volt wants an equal society where the individual potential can be unleashed, and here Volt wants to take the lead and take greater responsibility.

  • 05

    Global Balance

    The western world is responsible for a large emission of CO2 and therefore we must also be at the forefront of developing solutions.

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    EU reform

    We have a vision for Europe that guarantees equal access to education, healthcare and social protection and employment opportunities for all. A Europe where citizens have the same rights and can trust that everyone contributes and benefits equally from their commitment.