How to avert climate backlash?

James Patterson

Tijd 22:00-22:15
Zaal Cloud Nine
  • Science
  • English
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Increases in gas taxes, the building of onshore wind turbines, and efforts to tackle the nitrogen crisis have received fierce opposition in the past few years. What does this mean for the foreseeable future, when climate action has to become more demanding to reach the goals of the Paris-agreement? Political scientist Dr James Patterson (Utrecht University) studies what we can learn from reactions to climate policy in the past. How can we prevent backlash in a highly polarised society?