We live in an age of global environmental change in which human impacts on the natural world have passed safe limits. Geologists have dubbed this new era the ‘Anthropocene’ in recognition of the fact that we are now the decisive force shaping the Earth’s future. This issue of IPPR Progressive Review seeks to understand what this means for our politics and explores the latest in progressive thinking on how to rise to the challenge of the Anthropocene – before it’s too late.