Six years after the historic international consensus to tackle climate change in Paris, the reaction to the Conference of Parties (COP) in Glasgow was noticeably more muted. This was supposed to be the time when countries ratcheted up their ambitions but, despite some achievements, the global mission to keep the Earth from overheating beyond 1.5C is now hanging by a thread.

In this issue of Progressive Review, our authors look at what comes next after Glasgow, how to keep the 1.5C target alive, and, crucially, how to deliver the transition fairly. The stakes couldn’t be higher.