How this election year will change world politics

How this election year will change world politics

While surveys show that Europeans still support ambitious measures to tackle global warming, the debate focuses on the perceived cost of living. The agricultural sector and other lobby groups are increasingly calling for a relaxation of net-zero policies.

In the EU elections, the environmentalist Greens gave up most of the gains they made five years earlier. In Britain, Labour abandoned a £28bn green investment pledge ahead of the July 4 general election, saying the country could not afford it, while their Conservative rivals described themselves as “on the side of motorists” and attacked low-traffic and low-emission schemes.