Wates, whose organisation represents more than 160 civil society organisations from more than 35 European countries, spoke to ENDS this week about the tumultuous year that was 2019, which saw a 'green wave' contribute to a major shift in the balance of power in the European Parliament and the commission, and what lies ahead. He also warned about the danger of “friendly fire” between established environmental groups and more radical grassroots movements, and explained why it is time to see prison terms for crimes against the environment.
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