Monday 9 August 2021 / 11:39 AM Climate Change / Environment / Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer responds to IPCC report on climate change

Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on today’s IPCC report on climate change, said:

“The IPCC report is the starkest reminder yet that the climate crisis is here right now and is the biggest long term threat we face.

“It confirms that the extreme weather events of recent months are only going to become more frequent, and that we need urgent action both to drive down emissions in this decisive decade and to adapt to the changes to our climate that are already baked in.

“The biggest threat we now face is not climate denial but climate delay. Those who, like our Prime Minister, acknowledge there is a problem, but simply don’t have the scale of ambition required to match the moment. Our communities and planet can no longer afford the inaction of this government, who are failing to treat the crisis with the seriousness it deserves.

“A Labour government would deliver the action we need to drive down emissions, with progressive solutions for our citizens, and leadership on the international stage to ensure a global effort to tackle the climate and nature crisis and limit global heating to 1.5 degrees.”