The recently unveiled coalition agreement has garnered both praise and criticism from the Ecological Movement, highlighting a mix of positive initiatives and perceived shortcomings.
The Ecological Movement commends that the agreement acknowledges existing plans for sustainable development, with specific mentions, such as the continued commitment to the National Nature Conservation Plan (PNPN3), and the government's alignment with the National Energy and Climate Plan along with the mobility strategy.
The Ecological Movement expresses appreciation for concrete statements and instruments outlined in the agreement. Notable inclusions involve support for national agriculture in public canteens, assistance in the energy sector for households with limited financial resources, the promotion of green spaces in towns and villages, and a push for increased solar panel installations on new buildings, among others. However, the movement notes that these measures lack detailed elaboration in several parts of the agreement.
Despite these positive strides, the Ecological Movement voices concern over the perceived "excessively pragmatic" approach to environmental protection and nature conservation within the agreement. It asserts ambiguity in the government's stance, questioning whether it intends to maintain existing practices with surface-level adjustments or undergo a fundamental reassessment in response to the urgent climate and biodiversity crises.
According to the Ecological Movement, the crises demand more than a pragmatic response; they call for "rapid and structural reforms" due to the time constraints. While a fundamental change of course is not entirely dismissed in the coalition agreement, the movement contends that such a shift lacks consistent commitment. The agreement, in their view, falls short of indicating a resolute intent to address the ecological challenges with the urgency they merit.