This event is inspired by our Green Wedge report, published in May 2021.
Addressing climate change implies a revolutionary transformation of our societies and economies: the result is a reshaping of Europe’s ideological and partisan landscape. Our recent report highlights how these transformations are impacting parties, rhetoric and policy across Europe, East and West. New forms of authoritarianism, the repurposing of traditional political concepts, the blurring of party lines and the rise of a new generational politics are only a few of the issues we will touch upon with our world-class speakers.
The panel included a discussion between:
Erik Jones, Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Senior Research Associate at at the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI), Milan.
Ivan Krastev, chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, IWM Vienna.
Catherine Fieschi, director of Counterpoint and leading European politics expert whose main focus is on populism and contemporary forms of mobilisation, Paris.
Simon Reid-Henry, Director of Counterpoint’s New Dynamics of Power Programme, Professor of historical and political geography, and Director of Queen Mary University of London’s Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Cloé Ragot, who leads Counterpoint’s research on mobilisation against climate policy, and is Head of Policy and Sustainability for Plastic Energy, a company dedicated to creating a circular economy for plastics.