Laurie Laybourn-Langton is an award-winning researcher, author and strategist. He is a Visiting Fellow at Chatham House, an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), and a Visiting Fellow at the Global Systems Institute, University of Exeter. He regularly writes for a range of publications and appears on TV and radio. Find out more.

Latest writing and speaking

NEW BOOK – Planet on Fire: A Manifesto for the Age of Environmental Breakdown

Planet on Fire is an urgent manifesto for a reimagining of our economic system. It offers a clear and practical road map for a future that is more democratic and sustainable by design. Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton argue that it is not enough just to spend and innovate 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.

“A clear, powerful vision. Don’t miss this book.”

Jason Hickel, academic and author of Less is More

“This is a political guide for the times ahead.”

Kate Aronoff, journalist and author of Overheated

“This book is a manifesto and a call to arms. Please read it.”

John Ashton, activist and UK climate envoy 2006-2o12

Recent Projects

Cohort 2040

IPPR Environmental Breakdown

Economic Change Unit

Latest research

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