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This is a crisis: facing up to the age of environmental breakdown

Source(s):  Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Human-induced environmental change is occurring at an unprecedented scale and pace and the window of opportunity to avoid catastrophic outcomes in societies around the world is rapidly closing. These outcomes include economic instability, large-scale involuntary migration, conflict, famine and the potential collapse of social and economic systems. The historical disregard of environmental considerations in most areas of policy has been a catastrophic mistake.

In response, this paper argues that three shifts in understanding across political and policy communities are required: of the scale and pace of environmental breakdown, the implications for societies, and the subsequent need for transformative change.



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  • This is a crisis: facing up to the age of environmental breakdown
  • Publication date 2019
  • Author(s) Laybourn-Langton, Laurie; Rankin, Lesley; Baxter, Darren
  • Number of pages 44 p.

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