Right Wing Populism and Climate Change in Europe

Speaker: 
Alexander Carius
Date: 
November 28, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location

Room 120, C.K. Choi Building
1855 West Mall, UBC
Vancouver , BC

Join us for a talk with visiting researcher Alexander Carius, founder and Managing Director of adelphi, a Berlin-based think tank. Alexander Carius will present his research on the voices and the weight of right-wing populist parties in the formulation of European climate policy.

Free Lunch is provided! Please RSVP Here  to attend.

Alexander Carius' and Stella Schaller's current study investigates how right-wing populist parties in Europe behave in the field of climate change. Right-wing populist parties are part of the governments of eight EU member states and are making up a quarter of MEPs after the European elections in May 2019. The dwindling trust of citizens in democratic institutions and in Europe, the re-sorting of party spectrums, the declining influence of traditional popular parties as well as the emergence of multi-party coalitions and minority governments will all make governance increasingly difficult. At the same time, we are experiencing a profound transformation of life, work and mobility: European societies are facing epochal changes through digitalisation, urbanisation and climate change.

Presented by the Germany Embassy in Ottawa in partnership with the Institute for European Studies and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

We look forward to seeing you there!