The majority of the right and right-wing populist parties in Europe is facing a common climate protection policy, skeptical, or even hostile. This was the result of a recent study commissioned by the Berlin-based consulting firm Adelphi.

Two out of three members currently represented in the European Parliament parties of this spectrum, voted regularly against climate and energy policies, the study’s authors, Alexander Carius, and Stella Schaller,.

you have identified with a view to climate protection, three categories of right-wing parties. “Deniers and sceptics”, such as the AfD, the Austrian freedom party, the British Ukip, and a further four parties who dispute scientific findings about the influence of human activities on the climate is the best, or at least in doubt.

“Cautious”, as the Swiss people’s party (SVP), the National collection of movement of Marine Le Pen and nine other parties. You have, according to the study is either no clear positioning in the climate question, or measure, this is significantly less important than other policy fields.

An exception is “consent formed at the end of” how the Fidesz party of Hungarian heads of government Viktor Orbán, the party “The Finns” and the Latvian NA. These three right-wing parties “recognize the danger that climate change poses for the world and for their own countries”, – stated in the study.

Large differences between the individual parties, there is the issue of Renewable energies. Le Pen and his party support an Expansion of this Form of energy production, in order to reduce the dependence of your country from energy imports. The AfD, however, is a mouthpiece for citizens and local initiatives to prevent new wind farms. She laments the “promise arge ment of the German cultural landscape”.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.