Environmental and social justice roundtable
Martin Baxter, IEMA’s chief policy advisor, participated in a roundtable with cross-party MPs to explore how to put social and environmental justice at the heart of decision-making.
Consideration is being given on how to ensure that actions today aren’t at the expense of future generations.
Organised by Compassion in Politics, the discussion focused on a set of values: that no policy should adversely affect future generations and should in fact enhance their wellbeing; that the vulnerable must be helped and those who have fallen on hard times looked after by all; and that policies should make life better for people, not just the economy. With politics under pressure, we mustn’t lose focus on tackling environmental and social challenges.
Participants included Caroline Lucas, Heidi Allen, Jo Swinson, Clive Lewis, Debbie Abrahams, Tracey Crouch and Lord Dubs.