The pandemic has exposed our lack of resilience and preparation for severe global threats, caused by an outdated ideology that prioritises efficiency over wellbeing. This is just as true for Covid-19 as it is for the climate and nature crises, and we must learn from the former to prevent the longer-lasting and deeper impacts of the latter.
More fundamentally, Covid-19 has so clearly and cruelly demonstrated the inverse relationship between the health of our planet and the wellbeing of our societies. This issue explores how, if we want both, we must change what we value and commit to a genuinely green recovery.
- Editorial/ Shreya Nanda, Chris Thomas, Rachel Statham, and Joshua Emden
- Climate and Covid on the international stage / Tessa Khan and Mary Robinson
- Covid-19 recovery and climate change / Chris Stark
- What did infrastructure ever do for us? / Katy Roelich
- Lessons from Crewe / John Merrick
- A social contract for the climate crisis / Rebecca Willis
- A net zero guarantee for homes will help people engage with plans for a green economic recovery / Dhara Vyas
- Incognito activism / Josh Emden interviews Daze Aghaji
- Can progressives shimmy? / Stephen Quilley
- Environmental collapse means more crises are coming – how can the NHS resist?/ Sonia Adesara and Chris Thomas
- What is the future of UK leadership in global health security post Covid-19?/ Clare Wenham
- Ready to deal with another crisis? / John Curtice
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.
Where are we going? Transport priorities for the next UK governmentThe UK needs a greener transport system that works better for people today and allows future generations to thrive.