The cross-party Environmental Justice Commission, run by the IPPR think tank, was established in May 2019 to develop a plan for how the UK can tackle the climate and nature crises, transform its economy, and realise the substantial opportunities to address underlying economic and social inequalities.
This final report of the Environmental Justice Commission argues for an ambitious approach in addressing these crises. One that can secure a cleaner, greener economy, and that is fairer and improves wellbeing, restoring the health of people and the natural world.
It offers a plan that is optimistic and practical, both honest about the challenges we face and committed to seizing this moment to improve lives and offer opportunities for all, ensuring that no-one is left behind.
Successfully addressing the climate and nature crises requires that people are put at the heart of the policy making process. Those most affected by change must be the ones to shape it. That is why people have been at the centre of our approach to developing our recommendations. We have held deliberative workshops, listening exercises and citizens’ juries around the UK in Doncaster, Tees Valley and County Durham, London, the South Wales Valleys, Thurrock and Aberdeenshire.
Find out more about the Environmental Justice Commission here or e-mail EJC@ippr.org.