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We must act now to create a more sustainable world

Our future must be greener and fairer for everyone

By Andy Burnham  

Progress in the face of adversity: even as coronavirus shut down Greater Manchester, work carried on in the fight against climate change © Andy Barton/Alamy Live News

The past year showed us how radical change can be possible when faced with a global crisis. Right across the world, we have been forced to adapt the way we live, work and travel, and rethink the way we protect livelihoods and communities at risk. But we also saw how the impact of such a crisis hit hardest amongst the most disadvantaged people in society.

The challenge of the coronavirus pandemic is inseparable from the challenge of the climate crisis. If the message wasn’t clear before, it must surely be now: we need urgent action to create a…

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