Oil and Water Don't Mix

In this PERI-supported article and video published in The Nation, Eurydice Bersi describes how, due to strong political mobilizations, Spain, France, Italy and Croatia have banned or are moving toward banning new offshore fossil fuel extraction projects as a way of safeguarding the fragile Mediterranean environment and combatting climate change. Bersi also describes how contrary patterns still prevail in Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, with governments aiming to attract fossil fuel investments, including in highly fragile parts of the Mediterranean. Bersi’s reporting demonstrates how concerted organizing can transform policies throughout the region around environmental protection, the climate crisis and a Green New Deal.

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In this PERI-supported article and video published in The Nation, Eurydice Bersi describes how, due to strong political mobilizations, Spain, France, Italy and Croatia have banned or are moving toward banning new offshore fossil fuel extraction projects as a way of safeguarding the fragile Mediterranean environment and combatting climate change. Bersi also describes how contrary patterns still prevail in Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, with governments aiming to attract fossil fuel investments, including in highly fragile parts of the Mediterranean. Bersi’s reporting demonstrates how concerted organizing can transform policies throughout the region around environmental protection, the climate crisis and a Green New Deal.

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