We’ve all become more conscious of the decisions we’re making due to the global climate crisis.

Whether it’s investing in a renewable coffee cup for work or going that little bit extra and sorting out the recycling before it gets picked, we’re all taking additional steps to do our bit to help make the world a better place.

One thing that we don’t hear spoken about enough is how this climate crisis is as much a social injustice as an environmental one.

Around the globe, we are seeing how this emergency is impacting many communities.

With COP26, the UN’s major summit on climate change set to be in Glasgow in just nine months, we don’t have long until the world’s eyes are on our city.

In my opinion, we, of course, must have bold plans for our city that sets out how we become carbon neutral at the earliest opportunity and how we begin to ensure our economy is as climate-friendly as possible.

But crucially, we must show off while on the world’s stage how Glasgow is making those plans relevant to its citizens.

For me, one of the most significant ways we can make a difference is through our public transport system – too many communities across our city have lost vital bus routes and are now facing isolation or being forced to use other modes of transport such as cars or taxis.

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It’s time we had a publicly owned bus network, environmentally friendly buses that run in the interests of people, not profit.

We have the powers to do it now, let’s step up, be bold in our ambition for our city and set the standard.

That’s how we begin to tackle both the social and environmental injustices facing our communities.