It is always a pleasure to be hosted by my close allies at Make Votes Matter, and speaking on their panel ‘Democracy Loves Climate Justice’ was no exception.
This fascinating event explored the links between democracy and decarbonisation. I emphasised how glaring the democratic deficit in our political system is, when 8 in 10 people in this country think that the climate crisis are in the top three issues facing us and yet this Government is still heel-dragging when it comes to action.
In the forthcoming era of ecological breakdown, where we can expect more instability due to a growing frequency of volatile climate events, I believe proportional representation would not only make every vote count equally; it would also create a culture of cooperation and collaboration between parties that will put us in the strongest position to meet the challenges of the century ahead.
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