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Success of Geert Wilders’ far-right PVV raises fears for Dutch climate policies

The shocking success of Geert Wilders’ far-right PVV party in Dutch elections has left climate activists fearful of a drastic shift to fossil fuels and a rollback of climate policies if it manages to form a government. This party that has been linked to rhetoric against Muslims in the past. The PVV party is also accused of taking a hard line on policies to stop the planet getting hotter. It is sad to note that PVV party wants to extract more oil and gas from the North Sea and stop building wind turbines and solar farms. Even worse that the party has plans to abolish the Dutch climate law and leave the Paris agreement on climate change. “If these elections make one thing clear, it’s that politics will not save us,” said Yolande Schuur from the Dutch branch of activist group Extinction Rebellion. On the party’s manifesto it highlights that climate has always changed and that the Netherlands – 26% of which lies below sea level – can adapt to further changes. “We will stop the hysterical reduction of CO2 , with which we, as a small country, mistakenly think we can save the climate.” READ MORE: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/26/geert-wilders-far-right-pvv-dutch-climate-policy

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  • George Kariuki

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    We must continue to fight for climate action, even in the face of such challenges.

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    • Rashid Kamau

      13 w

      @george_kariuki We sure have the responsibilities to play when it comes to fight climate change despite any hindrances.

      • CHRIS NGATIA

        11 w

        @george_kariuki the fight of climate action is very essential

      • We Don't Have Time

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        • Peter Kamau

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          The setbacks in climate policies about to be brought about by such a victory will overrun years of great work in advancing for conservation and restoration of the environment and the green energy movement.

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          • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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            The electoral success of Geert Wilders' far-right PVV party in Dutch elections raises concerns among climate activists about potential setbacks for climate policies. The PVV's past rhetoric against Muslims and its perceived hardline stance on climate change, advocating for increased oil and gas extraction while opposing wind turbines and solar farms, sparks fears of a rollback of environmental initiatives. The party's manifesto, dismissing CO2 reduction efforts as "hysterical," signals a departure from climate commitments, including plans to abolish the Dutch climate law and withdraw from the Paris Agreement. This development underscores the importance of political landscapes in shaping climate policies and the challenges faced by climate advocates in such contexts.

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            • Rotich Kim

              20 w

              Thank you sir for making this public we need all others leader to be air out such environment new public

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              • walter lungayi

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                It is worrying because far-right parties often prioritize nationalistic and populist agendas over environmental concerns. This could potentially hinder the progress made in the country's efforts to combat climate change and transition to renewable energy sources. It is important for the Dutch government and other political parties to work together and ensure that climate policies are not compromised by the rise of far-right ideologies.

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                • Joseph Githinji

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                  @walter_lungayi leaders must now know that we have climate crisis with us,and if they mean good for their citizens they have to put this matter upfront and deal with it .

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                • Princess

                  20 w

                  Navigating the complexities of politics and environmental policies requires a thoughtful approach that seeks common ground for the benefit of both the planet and society.

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                  • Joseph Githinji

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                    @princess_nel_268 I agree ,politics of good will must be well profound for a better Planet.

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                  • Munene Mugambi

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                    I sure do hope their plans do not involve rolling back of good climate policies just to support climate denialism

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      20 w

                      @munene_mugambi lets hope the defy all odds against them and do good for the best of our climate.

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