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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

The 100,000 challenge

100,000 new opportunities needed in Scotland to head off threat of highest youth unemployment levels since records began As Scotland’s schools begin to return following the Covid-19 lockdown...

27/08/2020
Blog post Long read Jobs & skills IPPR Scotland Coronavirus response

The hidden cost of Covid-19 on the NHS - and how to ‘build back better’

The pandemic has had many hidden costs to non-Covid patients, many of whom faced care being withdrawn. Among those affected are cancer patients. The overall effect has been to set back cancer outcomes by several years, this new research reveals.

16/08/2020
Blog post Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

Covid-19 and the case for a digital commons

The pandemic has led to major changes in how we work and live. Most striking is the accelerating growth of the data economy and its dominant digital giants. We must bring our data under local, democratic control.

06/08/2020
Blog post Devolution & local leadership Economy Automation Business Science & technology Metro mayors Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR