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The far Right has moved from climate denial to obstructing climate action

November 5, 2021

CSSN scholar Bernhard Forchtner writes for Open Democracy about how far-Right parties have changed their approach to climate obstruction:

“Yet, overall, the focus on climate has seemingly shifted away from denial and towards obstruction via opposition to climate policies… the far Right can use climate change, like other issues, to mainstream its ‘Othering’ of, for example, migrants, liberals and leftists, ‘the elite’ and international organizations. Secondly, it allows them to appear as progressive actors in specific contexts, seemingly moving beyond their ideological container by accepting climate change.”

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