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The UK agricultural sector: less but better

From #BuildBackBetter to Net Zero to Black Lives Matter – 2020 has been characterised by calls for a better and more sustainable future. Transition narratives have dominated much of the public...

22/10/2020
Blog post Long read Environment Environmental Justice Commission IPPR

Ethnic inequalities in Covid-19 are playing out again – how can we stop them?

Once again Covid-19 is running along racial lines. Despite the inequalities exposed earlier this year, there has been little effort to stop Covid-19 hitting minority ethnic communities hardest as we enter the second wave.

19/10/2020
Blog post Long read Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

Lessons learned from a heavily industrialised region in Canada

This case study looks at the ups and downs of the transition in progress in Alberta - famous as Canada’s energy province: endowed with a combination of natural gas, conventional oil, coal, minerals and the famous oil sands.

15/10/2020
Blog post Expert comment Environment Environmental Justice Commission IPPR

A climate for deliberation?

The coming months are a critical period for national policy making, but they could also be a major opportunity to find solutions that match up to the reality of people’s lives across the UK.

28/09/2020
Blog post Expert comment Environment Environmental Justice Commission IPPR

A just transition? Lusatia, lignite and lessons learned

Lusatia is no stranger to industrial change. In the late 1950s, German coal mining was in a crisis. It had become cheaper to import coal rather than buy it domestically and nuclear power plants were becoming more common.

23/09/2020
Blog post Long read Environment Environmental Justice Commission IPPR

People powered solutions to the climate crisis

Addressing the climate crisis, like the coronavirus, has forced us to rethink the ways in which we live and how our neighbourhoods are designed. It has highlighted baked-in inequalities as well as...

22/09/2020
Blog post Expert comment Environment Environmental Justice Commission IPPR