UK political parties ramp up focus on climate change and single-use plastics in their manifestos – Bio Market Insights

This is an excerpt of an article by Bio Market Insights that I was quoted in:

Commenting on the main political parties’ manifestos, Tom Burke, chairman of environmental thinktank E3G, told Bio Market Insights: “Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are all giving powerful expression to rapidly rising public anxiety about the climate. That anxiety is being driven by the rising number and impact of extreme weather events just as predicted by climate scientists. Experience is now validating the science and therefore generating real pressure on politicians to act.

“Climate change is now acting as a locomotive pulling a train load of other environmental issues further up the political agenda particularly among highly connected millennials. The whole environmental agenda is now becoming a battle ground over which the parties are fighting to capture increasingly energised younger voters.

“It is now clear that the technological and economic obstacles to keeping the climate safe can be overcome but we have barely begun to think through overcoming the political obstacles to decarbonising the economy.”

The full article can be found here: Bio Market Insights