Progress on green policies in Europe is stalling or regressing, with efforts to fight climate change and biodiversity loss under attack or being reversed. Countries are prioritizing securing alternative fossil fuel sources and are hesitant to impose new emissions-reduction rules on the auto industry. Right-wing populist parties gaining electoral victories have shifted the focus away from protecting biodiversity. Germany, the EU’s most populous state, has seen a recent shift in environmental policies, with the withdrawal of support for phasing out coal-burning power plants and blocking attempts to reduce car traffic. Concerns are raised about Germany’s failure to meet emissions reduction targets.