Green Wave Podcast

The Green Wave podcast, showcasing in audio a selection of articles from the Green European Journal.

Covering progressive politics and green ideas from a range of perspectives from across Europe and beyond. Available for you to listen wherever and whenever you want.

Green Wave is also part of EuroPod, a network of European podcast shows which brings together journalistic, cultural, and institutional views on political and societal trends in Europe and beyond.

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Delivering Green Mobility in 2049
Green transition

The European transport sector needs a transformation if it is to support a green Europe in 2049. Solutions to transport’s most pressing environmental problems are emerging, but will bring their own challenges. Sustainable mobility experts Ian Skinner, Huib van Essen, and Anouk van Grinsven analyse what the opportunities and dilemmas mean for how we live and move, and outline how policy-makers can best respond.

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The Nature of Green Populism?

The rise of populism across Europe and beyond has been widely acknowledged, achieving significant electoral success in recent years, in Germany, France and the UK to name but a few. Amanda Machin and Oliver Wagener explore the lesser noted and intriguing appearance of environmental themes within these populist parties’ manifestos.

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Plastic Promises: Industry Seeking to Avoid Binding Regulations

We are drowning in plastic. It is hard to exaggerate the scale and urgency of the challenge facing the world, to substantially reduce our plastics use, and to ensure we reuse and recycle as much and as quickly as possible. Vicky Cann from the Corporate Europe Observatory details how highly active corporate lobbyists are seeking to avoid binding regulations and are granted the lion's share of access to European Commission officials.

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EU Ban on Neonics: Too Little, Too Late

Neonicotinoids are the most popular – and the most poisonous – insecticides in the world. The large-scale collateral damage caused by neonicotinoids, or ‘neonics’ in short, on our ecosystem has been suppressed for years by industry spin doctors and intensive lobbying by producers of this agricultural poison. Jeroen van der Sluijs argues that, although the recent EU ban on neonics is an important step it is not yet enough to turn the tide.

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The IPCC Report and its Political Implications
Climate and Energy

The recent IPCC report made international headlines for underlining that countries have as little as 12 years to take steps to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Bert Metz, fellow at the European Climate Foundation, explains what the report means for the planet, the economy, and for Europe.

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