Green Mobility European Elections Manifesto Tracker

Pledges, leaks, rumours & more!

About the Tracker 

In the dynamic landscape of European politics, the intersection of transport policy and sustainability has become a focal point for current debates and new laws.

As the European elections draw near, the discussion around these areas gains momentum, with political groups expressing their positions on the key issues shaping the future of transportation in the region.

To provide our readers with a comprehensive and organised overview of political promises, pledges, and rumours, the Green Mobility Magazine is excited to introduce the Green Mobility European Elections Manifesto Tracker.

The Manifesto Tracker is a simple resource curated to up-to-date insights, encompassing a spectrum of political communications including, but not limited to, official party manifestos, public declarations, policy pledges, and pertinent rumours and leaks that may inform the electorate’s understanding of each party’s vision for the future of green mobility.

NB: the Green Mobility Magazine team has outlined notable items in light blue

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European People’s Party (EPP)

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Item

Type

Updated

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Rejection of the ban on internal combustion engines. Plans to revise thee ban as soon as possible. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

-Sea-

Strengthen rules around the takeover of ports (and other strategic infrastructure) by third-country entities, notably China.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

-Energy-

Promotion of a “future-oriented energy union”, which leads to a climate-neutral future. Investment in relevant infrastructure. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

In favour of a technology-neutral approach to energy decarbonisation. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Promotion of photovoltaics, wind power, geothermal energy, hydropower, liquid and solid biomass (e.g. wood) equally.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Reinstates the need for hydrogen infrastructure and the goals of the EU hydrogen strategy. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

-Other-

Promotion of investments in “state-of-the-art infrastructure.”

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Push for a strategy to “reach the spirit of entrepreneurship”. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Establishment of EU Competitiveness on every new EU policy iniative. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Reform European industrial and competition policy to allow the creation of European champions to compete at the global level. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Promotion of market-based instruments for climate protection and emissions trading. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Introduce an investment plan, which calls for Member States to reach a combined investment of 4% of GDP

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Promoting circular economy principles and establishing a ” CO2 circular economy” across Europe. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Establishment of a clean investment plan for European jobs, clean tech, and strategic autonomy. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

European plan for rural areas: developing links and infrastructure for goods, people, and data. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

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Greens–European Free Alliance (Greens–EFA)

European Green Party (EGP), European Free Alliance (EFA), European Pirate Party (PPEU) & Volt Europa (Volt)

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Air travel tax (where climate-friendly alternatives do not exist)

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Aviation fuel tax (where climate-friendly alternatives do not exist)

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Introduce a frequent flyer levy to reduce air travel demand (except for island regions)

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Ban short-haul flights where alternatives are available. 

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Manifesto Promise

05/02

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Introduce the European Climate Ticket framework. Reduce public transport fares for young people, single-patient families, and the elderly. 

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Increase in rail investment. Priority in Central and Eastern Europe.

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Create a European Ticketing Platform. (Promotion of sustainable long-distance travel) 

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Invest in night train infrastructure. (Promotion of sustainable long-distance travel)

Manifesto Promise

05/02

EU-wide speed limit

Manifesto Promise 

05/02

Invest in car-sharing initiatives in rural areas.

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Introduce an EV mandate for corporate fleets, in support the 2nd hand EV-market. 

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Introduce a maximum weight for private cars. 

Manifesto Promise

05/02

-Sea-

Introduce a “Seas and Ocean law” and establish the right to clean healthy, and sustainable seas.

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Demand strategy to pollution-free ocean by 2030

Manifesto Promise (Draft)

26/01

Invest in ferries in rural areas. 

Manifesto Promise

05/02

-Energy-

Fossil-free energy system by 2040 (solar, water, wind and geothermal)

Manifesto Promise 

05/02

Coal phase-out by 2030

Manifesto Promise 

05/02

Fosil-gas phase-out by 2035

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Oil-gas phase-out by 2040

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2025

Manifesto Promise 

05/02

Oppose to all expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration and extraction.

Manifesto Promise 

05/02

Prioritise demand management and efficiency for energy consumption.

Manifesto Promise 

05/02

-Other-

Defend a just transition for transport workers

Manifesto Promise 

05/02

Push for Green Transition Fund equivalent to 1% of EU GDP per year through joint financing at the EU-level (incl. public transport investments). Fiscal transfers to poorer MS. 

Manifesto Promise

05/02

Phase out “environmentally harmful” subsidies by 2027 (not defined)

Manifesto Promise 

05/02

Introduction of a “Brown Taxonomy” – prohibiting financial services and companies that develop coal, oil and gas extraction, and coal-fired energy projects. 

Manifesto Promise (Draft).
NOT in final manifesto.

26/01

By 2030, air quality in the EU must meet World Health Organization guidelines. 

Manifesto Promise 

05/02

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Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D)

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Item

Type

Updated

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EU support for public transport in all regions

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Prioritise EU railway network (possible enlargement of railway network)

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

-Sea-

Item

Type

Updated

-Energy-

Energy market reform to guarantee price stability and affordability (not further defined).

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

“Renovation Wave” investments to make public and private buildings more energy efficient. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

-Other-

Prioritise security of supply for energy, raw materials, technologies, and more. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Introduce a Just Transition Fund and Social Climate Fund (new skills and new sustainable jobs).

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Joint financing for projects of common interest in Europe.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

EU framework to support MS investment in green and social projects.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Prioritise taxation on “big polluters” (not further defined). 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

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Renew Europe (Renew)

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) & European Democratic Party

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Expand the scope of the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) to cover all remaining carbon-polluting sectors (not further defined for air transport)

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

-Land-

Facilitate intra-European cooperation – focus on pan-European rail network

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Support modal-shift by completing cross-border connections.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Support the electrification of public transport.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Support charging infrastructure in less densely populated areas.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Support active mobility across national, regional, and local levels. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Increase the capacity of transport routes through the EU to secure food supply at affordable prices.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

-Sea-

Expand the scope of the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) to cover all remaining carbon-polluting sectors (not further defined for maritime transport).

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

-Energy-

Invest in types of renewable, carbon-neutral, and waste-based energy sources.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Increase public and private partnerships and investments in grid capacity and storage.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Governments to promote energy efficiency programmes for public facilities. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Introduce an EU-wide strategy for biomass. Align biomass and bioenergy policy.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

-Other-

Decouple growth from the use of natural resources. Support diversification, reuse, and repair.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

All EU policies and economic instruments should support the transition towards a sustainable and digital economy.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Streamline and refine EU spending on projects (budgetary programme consolidation, shorten budget allocation time)

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Revenue from the Emissions Trading System (ETS) is to be earmarked for sustainable and digital transition projects. (not allocated to the general budget.)

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Revenue from the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism is to be earmarked for sustainable and digital transition projects. (not allocated to the general budget.)

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Reform fiscal rules to incentivise investments towards the sustainable transition.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Establish a central reporting portal for companies, establishing EU-level obligations and allowing centralised submission of documentation. 

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Provide the European Environmental Agency with full operational authority (uniform environmental standards).

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Implement carbon price floor (ETS).

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Implement a framework for negative emissions (technology-neutral).

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

Execute national and European transport decarbonisation strategies.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

EU-US free trade agreement to reduce the negative consequences of the US Inflation Reduction Act.

Manifesto Promise (draft)

25/01

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