In an increasingly fraught political world, the environmental movement is choosing to widen its priorities, Antoaneta Roussi reports.
Green campaign groups have claimed many triumphs in Europe, from reducing plastic waste to pushing for more environmentally friendly energy sources. But with the rise of populist parties, ‘fake news’ and an increasingly fragmented political climate in Europe, they are being drawn deeper into broader debates about the future of democracy on the continent.
Jorgo Riss, the director of the European unit of the environmental campaign group Greenpeace, told Research Europe that his unit has four main priorities for 2019. Three of them are familiar for green groups: climate change and emissions reductions, transformation of the agricultural sector and eliminating single-use plastics.