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November 15, 2023

🔮 Climate protection as a challenge for the populist radical right

Jakob Schwörer The world is gripped by the urgent reality of global warming and climate protest. Amid the crisis, populist radical-right parties are being forced to integrate the issue within their own ideological, programmatic and strategical framework. This pursuit gives rise to variations in approaches within the party family, write Jakob Schwörer and Belén Fernández-García Read more
May 1, 2023

🔮 Why the populist radical right will soon embrace ecologism

Gijs Lambrechts As the intersection between the crisis of representative democracy and the climate crisis grows bigger, Gijs Lambrechts argues that climate action will soon take centre stage in the discourse of the populist radical right Read more
December 23, 2022

The climate change trap

Paul Whiteley Following COP27, Paul Whiteley explores public attitudes across the world to whether governments should prioritise growing the economy or resisting climate change. The findings across countries with different levels of economic development help explain the difficulties of finding common cause in the climate change challenge Read more
October 31, 2022

COP27 in Egypt: the archipelago of political and environmental lies

Maria Gloria Polimeno COP27 will be held in Egypt, where environmentalism is being turned into new ways to control nature and citizens' lives under al-Sisi. This risks legitimating bio-autocracies, and it exposes the cowardice of green capitalism and sustainable neoliberalism, writes Maria Gloria Polimeno Read more
August 10, 2022

The global spread of Extinction Rebellion through mass protest

Peter Gardner Extinction Rebellion was created in 2018 by a small band of activists in Bristol, UK. By summer 2021, it was active in 79 countries across all continents bar Antarctica. Pete Gardner, Tiago Carvalho and Maria Valenstain argue that mass protest was key to the movement’s spread around the globe Read more
July 26, 2022

Why the European Green Deal (still) matters

Simon Schunz Russia’s invasion of Ukraine challenges the EU’s flagship ‘Green Deal’ project. Current measures to cope with rising energy prices and the risk of power cuts run counter to the Deal’s transformational logic. Simon Schunz argues that an alternative solution lies in understanding this crisis as a catalyst for Europe’s socio-ecological transition Read more
July 18, 2022

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme: an imperfect route to decarbonisation

Claire Godet Can climate economic and financial policies truly foster decarbonisation? Claire Godet argues this is possible only if policy-makers regulate markets to take into account all aspects of sustainability. Without appropriate regulation, ‘sustainable markets’ merely create the same inequalities as any other market Read more
June 15, 2022

The invasion of Ukraine is preventing a truce in the war on nature

Ian Budge The Russian invasion of Ukraine has reduced media coverage of the political violence and turmoil elsewhere in the world caused by climate change, as well as causing a retreat on climate change policy targets by richer democracies. Ian Budge highlights what needs to be done and how Read more

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