By Eva Riemer

Every Thursday morning at 8:30, “The Climate Reminder” greets Danish parliament members on their way to political committee meetings. This Thursday, the group was joined by a member of the European parliament. 

On Thursday 22 February, MEP Niels Fuglsang from the Socialists and Democrats group shared his views on the coming election to the European Parliament with the attendees of the weekly Climate Reminder Meeting. 

Niels Fuglsang pointed to the victories and progress that have been obtained with the European Green Deal. But he also stressed that huge challenges loom on the horizon. The EU still needs to reform agriculture and accelerate the green transition. Right-wing parties and industrial lobbyists are opposing and obstructing the process. And surveys predict a swerve to the right which can mean a set-back in the green transition.

Therefore, the EU election in June will be crucial.

About the Climate Reminder

The Climate Reminder is a weekly outdoor meeting, i.e. a legally notified demonstration, in the Danish parliament courtyard, facing the main entrance to the parliament. Every week, except during parliament holidays, a researcher, an NGO person, or a climate activist shares his/her knowledge and views in a dialogue with those present. The street meeting is open to everybody but given that the meeting takes place during normal working hours, most attendees are senior citizens who worry about the climate.

Like Bedsteforældrenes Klimaaktion (The Danish Grandparents for Future), Klimapåmindelsen (The Climate Reminder) is a part of the Danish Climate Movement,