Democratic tools are essential for the implementation of better energy systems and the respect of people and the planet, says Monica Frassoni, president of the European Alliance to Save Energy.
In this riveting interview, she talks about her doubts and fears for the future of European energy and environmental policies and the Italian context. She also explains her battles and hopes, and talks about the importance of cooperation between interests that might appear divergent at first glance. She explains how citizens need to take ownership of the global climate challenges and ask European and national politicians for greater ambitions for climate justice.
Monica Frassoni is an Italian politician, and an environmental and democracy activist. She is a former Member and Co-President of the Green Group in the European Parliament, where she sat from 1999 to 2009. Until November 2019 was also the Co-Chair of the European Green Party. Ms Frassoni has been the President of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE), an organisation dedicated to promoting energy efficiency across Europe, for the past decade.
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