Compass has just launched this report, joined by a number of organisations and leaders in the fight against climate change in calling for a change to our voting system for the sake of climate. They include:
- Friends of the Earth
- Green New Deal Rising
- Rapid Transition Alliance
When the planet burns it is clear that democracy is not working. The scale of the climate crises we now face is a consequence of a broken political system – and just changing the Ministers controlling the House of Commons will not fix that.
Rebecca Newsom, Head of Politics at Greenpeace UK, said:
“Proportional representation is not only fairer, but it would supercharge people power in the UK: ensuring that every single voice is heard and the issues they care about represented in Parliament. So Greenpeace is proud to support Compass’s call for a just democratic system to help deliver climate justice and empower all of those demanding urgent action to tackle the climate crisis.”
Hannah Martin, co-director of Green New Deal Rising, said:
“The climate crisis will affect all of us – no matter who we vote for. That’s why we need a political system grounded in consensus-building and cross-party cooperation capable of facing up to the challenges of climate change and delivering a Green New Deal.”
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