The Labour Party has launched an ‘international climate justice network’ with the aim of developing party policy and giving a voice to those experiencing the effects of the climate crisis, LabourList can reveal.
Shadow minister for international development Anna McMorrin has written to grassroots organisations, benefactors of aid and communities living on the edge of climate change about the new initiative.
She has described the network in the letter as wanting to highlight the views of “people and communities currently living and experiencing the direct and indirect impacts of the climate crisis first-hand”.
McMorrin has told groups: “This network will be a space for the UK Labour Party to listen, learn and act on the thoughts and experiences you share with us regarding the way climate change is impacting your community and the steps you are taking to counter that…
“Too often the voices of people and communities living on the frontlines of climate change, those who are bearing the brunt of the changes we are witnessing across our planet, are forgotten, ignored or locked out of the decision-making.”