Climate change, energy security, and the urgent need to increase access to modern energy services for the world's poor create an enormous need for more efficient low-carbon and no-carbon energy-supply options.
Alongside the Centre for American Progress and the Australia Institute, ippr founded an international taskforce to investigate all aspects of climate change and formulate policies to combat it.
This interim report, setting out the taskforce's recommendations, is both a practical policy handbook, and passionate call for action on this most vital of issues. Printed copies of this report are no longer available. The report is available as a free download via the link below.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
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.