Planet on Fire | Mathew Lawrence & Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Planet on Fire | Mathew Lawrence & Laurie Laybourn-Langton

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A Manifesto for the Age of Environmental Breakdown

288 pages | Verso Books | Hardcover

In the age of environmental breakdown, breakdown, the political status quo has no answer to the devastating and inequitably distributed consequences of the climate emergency. We urgently need an alternative to bring about the rapid transformation of our social and economic systems. As we rebuild our lives in the wake of Covid-19 and face the challenges of ecological disaster, how can the left win a world fit for life?

Planet on Fire is an urgent manifesto for a fundamental reimagining of the global economy. It offers a clear and practical road map for a future that is democratic and sustainable by design. Laurie Laybourn-Langton and Mathew Lawrence argue that it is not enough merely to spend our way out of the crisis; we must also rapidly reshape the economy to create a new way of life that can foster a healthy and flourishing environment for all.

Planet on Fire offers a detailed and achievable manifesto for a new politics capable of tackling environmental breakdown.