“An ecological Republic”: this is the title of the program of the environmental candidate for president, Yannick Jadot. The latter must officially present it this Saturday, January 29 during a meeting in Lyon, but certain major measures were revealed on Thursday by The world.
As its name suggests, its program is largely dedicated to “finally taking action on the climate”, according to AFP, which obtained a copy.
Among its key measures, the ecologist intends to stop at least 10 nuclear reactors by 2035 with the long-term goal of zero nuclear power. Instead, he wants to massively develop renewables: installation of 6,000 wind turbines and replacement of existing wind turbines to strengthen them by 2027, obligation for each “living territory” to launch a “citizen community of renewable energy”. ..
Yannick Jadot also wants to invest 10 billion euros per year in the thermal renovation of energy-strainer housing, so that low-income households benefit from a “zero charge rest”.
On the mobility side, the ecologist wants to ban the sale of new vehicles with fossil fuel in 2030, promising to promote the rapid development of the electric vehicle sector.
He wants to invest an additional four billion euros in the train to open or maintain small “everyday” lines and modernize the network.
Regarding the plane, domestic flights will be prohibited for any journey that can be made in less than four hours by train.
Yannick Jadot wants to introduce the “zero soil artificialization” rule in construction, protect animal rights, ban cage farming.
He also wants to initiate a transformation of agriculture towards a peasant model, by campaigning in Europe for the reorientation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), by banning synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, by supporting communities towards 100% organic in canteens…
Yannick Jadot’s “Climate ISF” will be a return of the old ISF, raised to two million euros in assets “in order to only affect the richest 1% of households”, with a progressive base rate and a bonus-malus of +/- 0.5% calculated according to the carbon footprint of the assets held.
Any public aid will be conditional on environmental, social and gender equality criteria.
Yannick Jadot wants a minimum wage of 1,500 euros net in 2027 and the opening of wage negotiations by branch.
The candidate wants a “refoundation of the school” with the recruitment of 65,000 teachers.
On the societal side, one billion euros will be invested in the fight against domestic violence.
Parental leave will be identical for both parents, 16 weeks, eight of which are compulsory.
On the institutional side, Yannick Jadot wants a single seven-year term for the president and a parliament with reinforced powers.