On 17th September 2020 we organized this year's third online debate from the Climate Talks cycle. The topic was the social dimensions of climate policies.
The debate focused on society’s reaction to climate change and its possible solutions especially in the Czech context, which is rather specific in many ways. Michaela Trtíková Vojtková began by confirming that opinion polls repeatedly show that the Czechs love nature and want to protect it, but they don’t like it when it brings them extra costs. Matěj Stropnický continued by highlighting the importance of the role that the voice of the president plays in the Czech public debate and how he shapes the climate scepticism in the public discourse. Petr Doubravský then added that Czech media don’t know how to tackle the topic correctly and as a result, the Czech public for example doesn’t make a connection between climate change and nature preservation.
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Expertise: EU climate and energy policy, environmental protection