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If food waste were a country, it would have the third highest carbon footprint behind China and the US

Climate change protestors in Parliament Square. Photo: Shutterstock

The looming climate catastrophe is our biggest environmental challenge: from extreme weather events, to rising sea levels, to the mass displacement of climate refugees and species extinction. Finding solutions can seem impossible. But some of us in parliament realise that the consequences of not rising to the challenge are simply too great.

Much of the focus since Labour’s groundbreaking Climate Change Act in 2008 has been around energy and fossil fuels, as well as transport emissions. There’s been much less talk…

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