July 4, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

As populist parties of the right increase their electoral strength, governments and advocates of environmental policies are facing a well orchestrated backlash. In this wide-ranging interactive webinar, political scientists from the UK and Canada will explore the implications of this for both climate policies and the shifting frames of biodiversity and decarbonisation debates on both sides of the Atlantic. Reflecting on the outcome of the European Parliament elections, June 6-9, and what these could tell us about upcoming elections in Canada, the US and UK, this webinar is an opportunity for NGOs, governments and other climate communicators to understand emerging political trends and prudent strategic adjustments.

This EcoAnalytics Research Opinionation webinar is hosted by The Sustainability Network.

Presentation slides

Our Presenters:

Neil Carter is Professor of Politics at the University of York, UK. He graduated in Politics from the University of Durham, received his postgraduate degrees from the University of Bath and has held visiting appointments at Monash University in Melbourne and Nuffield College, Oxford. He has published widely on environmental policy and politics with a particular interest in the party politics of climate change.

Lori Thorlakson is Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta. She has published on the political determinants of support for energy transition. She holds an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and is principal investigator (with Melanee Thomas, University of Calgary) of the Political Pathways of Energy Transition project.

James Boothroyd (he/him), is Project Director of EcoAnalytics Research, the non-profit initiative on the shared platform of Makeway. A former journalist, he has 25 years experience as a communications specialist for international public-health agencies and national environmental NGOs and is grateful to have grown up in, and now live on the unceded traditional Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations (Vancouver).

Presentation Slides