This policy brief presents research findings and recommendations to ensure the UK’s transition to net zero leaves no one behind. Research was funded by the Nuffield Foundation and conducted by the Institute for Community Studies in partnership with the University of Leeds, University of York and Trinity College Dublin.
Policy brief for our journey to net zero
Understanding household and community participation in the UK’s transition to a greener future
Our new report warns existing net zero transition policies risk making the poor poorer, and push struggling communities further into deprivation and exclusion.
Find out more about Michael Young’s legacy and the important work carried out by the institutions he founded over the years.
Net zero transition must leave no one behind, says Emily Morrison – and our research shows how national policy can make it so
What do communities need? Leonie Taylor reflects on the realities of engaging local people in planning strategies and highlights the importance of peer research as a driver for change.
Darryn Frost QGM says the Community Knowledge Fund grant awarded to his organisation was a catalyst for positive change, ensuring prison-leavers are seen, heard and housed.
Reflecting on the Community Ownership Commission’s report, Helen Goulden says local people have huge ambition to create great places to live, work and thrive – and so should any government.
A historical perspective: Michael Young’s legacy and the history of the Institute for Community StudiesPublication 29 November 2023
Marking 70 years since the Institute for Community Studies’ inception, Holly Smith outlines it’s profound impact on the welfare state and political thinking.
We launch our new five-year strategy at a time of great challenge and division, says our CEO, Helen Goulden – and everyone in the UK should experience the power of participation to affect meaningful change