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Green skills and their role in a fairer future for the North

Today the UN’s climate summit in Glasgow is shining a spotlight on gender. This is welcome, because women are being harder hit by the impacts of climate change owing to existing global gender...

09/11/2021
Blog post Expert comment Environment Jobs & skills IPPR North

An intersectional approach to poverty and inequality in Scotland

In our report, “ Intersectionality: Revealing the realities of poverty and inequality in Scotland ”, we used an intersectional lens to better understand the nature of poverty and inequality in...

05/10/2021
Blog post Long read Economy Power & politics Scotland IPPR Scotland

On the Home Front

In its forthcoming heat and buildings strategy the government needs to stump up the cash, set robust standards, support skills development, and communicate, communicate, communicate, if the UK is to be successful on the home front on the climate crisis.

08/09/2021
Blog post Expert comment Environment Housing & infrastructure Environmental Justice Commission IPPR

The last Scottish Parliament set good ambitions - this one must deliver them

My last face-to-face work meeting before Covid-19 was back in February 2020, a few weeks before the pandemic hit Scotland. Looking back now, the idea of getting the train, going to Glasgow, meeting a...

02/06/2021
Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Power & politics Scotland IPPR Scotland

Elections 2021: A view from the North

A milestone for devolution This week, voters across the UK will participate in devolved and local elections. The political and policy landscapes are very different from 2017 when the first of...

04/05/2021
Blog post Long read Devolution & local leadership Power & politics IPPR North

When are we going to talk tax in Scotland?

The Covid crisis has affected us all, but it has not done so equally. We must remember that when it comes to paying for the recovery. Regardless of who wins the election in May, it’s likely that...

12/04/2021
Blog post Expert comment Economy Scotland IPPR Scotland

The Chancellor must use the Budget to invest in the North’s industry

It is time for the government to match its rhetoric on decarbonisation and levelling up with action, says Jonathan Webb. Aspirations to decarbonise our economy and level up the country are...

03/03/2021
Blog post Expert comment Economy Environment Jobs & skills Budget IPPR North