A fairer greener future
Views from around the UK
Will our transition to ‘net zero’ support the government’s plans to level up? Are we on track for a successful shift to a fairer, greener society? Our Institute for Community Studies asked people their views.
Explore insights and evidence to help shape a fairer, greener future for all
‘Communities must be at the heart of a people-powered transition to net zero’
The recent independent review calls for widespread participation in our shift to low carbon living – yet government policy hasn’t changed, says Samanthi Theminimulle.
‘Vital and timely’ net zero policy research
Funding from the British Academy will drive a six-month project exploring place-sensitive participatory policy development for a ‘just transition’ to net zero.
‘Our transition to net zero must be government-led and people-powered’
To achieve the UK’s net zero goals, we need a united department at the heart of Westminster, says Emily Morrison
‘Communities can power a fair transition’
Helen Goulden and Tim Davies-Pugh, say a fairer, greener future is not only possible, but advantageous for UK plc.
‘Change starts with people like me’
Mark Pepper is driving climate action at Ambition Lawrence Weston, a housing estate on the outskirts of Bristol.
UK public perceptions and readiness for a just transition to net zero
The Institute for Community Studies’ survey explores public views and concerns.
Policy briefing examines impact of shift to carbon-neutral economy
How policy can support all UK people through our transition to net zero carbon emissions.
Research seeks to support community businesses in the green economy
We’re working with Power to Change, a trust supporting community business and funding community climate action.
Family and community vulnerabilities in the transition to net zero
Assessing opportunities and potential to develop policy that supports our national journey to net zero, enabling all UK communities to participate and thrive.
'Talking transitions: the road to net zero'
In this short film, The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies hears from members of the public, seeking to gain a greater understanding of their concerns about the transition to a carbon-neutral society, and find out just how much – or how little – people understand about the challenges we face.
Watch our Labour Party Conference debate
On Monday 26 September 2022, in partnership with Power to Change and the Social Market Foundation, we convened key thinkers and policy-influencers to discuss a community-led approach to achieving net zero. The Young Foundation’s CEO, Helen Goulden, shared a platform with the Shadow Climate Secretary, Kerry McCarthy; the Mayor of North of Tyne, Jamie Driscoll; and London Assembly member Leonie Cooper.