When will actions follow rhetoric in climate policies?
In her blog post, Tuba Nilüfer Uğur writes about promises and actions in a fight against the climate change.
Climate change has become not only an existential reality globally as it poses risks to health, air pollution, food safety but also a political topic impacting elections, as evidenced from the European Parliament elections that saw remarkable levels of turnout and increased support of Green parties.
The ambitious commitments of the Paris Agreement are meaningless without action, and while smaller states such as Scotland & Denmark have embarked on ambitious paths, the major powers are recalcitrant.
However, the pressure on governments for ambitious climate policies is increasing day by day. Many citizens, activists and non-governmental organizations from around the world have started to protest against the increasing threats of climate change and the governmental inaction.