The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) remains the fundamental basis for international action to address climate change. Its ultimate objective is to 'prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.' However, ten years after the Convention came into force, that objective remains undefined. This paper argues that defining it is now a matter of urgency and makes recommendations on how such a definition could be achieved.
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.