Tuesday 23 February 2021 / 8:21 PM Anna McMorrin / DFID

Anna McMorrin responds to PM’s comments at UN Security Council on climate insecurities

Anna McMorrin MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for International Development, responding to the Prime Minister’s comments at the UN Security Council on climate insecurities, said:

”We need action not words. The Prime Minister’s sudden realisation that climate breakdown fuels insecurity comes at a time when he slashes UK aid and pumps billions into overseas fossil fuels projects.

“In the past decade alone three quarters of natural and humanitarian disasters have been climate driven, with impacts of those crisise being felt across the world including here at home.

“Labour is calling on the Prime Minister to match his rhetoric with action to address the climate crisis which, as a threat multiplier, continues to cause conflict, displacement, and food and insecurity.”