This post is by Duncan Hames MP. It was first published by The Guardian.
Tackling climate change and restoring the public finances both require a long term view, but politics continues to be driven by short term considerations.
A lack of long term thinking in government undermines effective policy making, and that really matters when it comes to the environment. The threat of climate change demands action now but, by its very nature, we won’t see many of the benefits of that action – or the consequences of inaction – for decades to come. Read more