Thursday 1 August 2019 / 12:01 AM Economy / Environment / John McDonnell

Report on environmental breakdown and the economy – McDonnell responds

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to IPPR’s Facing the Crisis report, said:

“This report is a welcome contribution to the debate about the new economic model we need to avoid environmental breakdown.

“We urgently need collective action and a reimagined state, as the report points out, and we have to bear in mind the UK’s historical and international responsibilities to tackle climate change.

“That’s why equality, justice, and international solidarity – commitments discussed in this report – are at the heart of Labour’s plans for a Green Industrial Revolution.”

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Notes to Editors

  • IPPR’s discussion paper, Facing the Crisis: Rethinking Economics for the Age of Environmental Breakdown, will be published Thursday 1st August – the first in a series of six discussion papers.
  • The Shadow Chancellor has recently discussed these same themes, including at the International Social Forum.