News Digest Item
18 Jan 2018

Religious actors influential in climate policy - research

University of Münster (WWU)

Religious groups and organisations are becoming increasingly influential in international climate policy, according to research presented at the University of Münster (WWU). “They have established themselves as non-governmental actors at the UN climate conferences, for instance, and they are being taken seriously as a power […] that is able to effectively initiate environmental policy processes,” said political scientist Katharina Glaab of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in a press release. International environmental politicians include an increasing number of religious actors, “because they think these have a strong potential regarding a transformation of society, without which environmental policy is no longer possible,” she said.

Find the press release in German here.

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