Updated: Apr 26, 2021
Something remarkable happened in the recent Danish general elections. The main issue of the election campaign was not the economy or job creation, but climate change. Fuelled by public demands for answers to the existential threat posed by climate change, the political parties that addressed the climate change issue head-on gained seats, while those parties who did not lost out. As such, this was termed the first “Climate Elections” in Denmark. This seems to be a part of a wider trend, a so-called “Green Wave”, that has sweep across much of Europe in the recent European Parliament elections in May where the green parties increased their representation by 33%. There are also signs that the green wave is a global phenomenon, which goes hand-in-hand with increasing awareness of the threat posed by climate change.
Read more in Gregers (IEN) article in the July 2019 issue of the Greenplus magazine; cartoon credits go to Bjorn (IEN).
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