Our new report warns the government’s existing net zero transition policies are likely to make the poor poorer, and push struggling communities further into deprivation and exclusion.

This research – which was funded by the Nuffield Foundation and developed with the University of Leeds, University of York and Trinity College Dublin – finds the poorest 40% of households at risk of falling into ‘transition poverty’. It calls for public involvement in a fair and inclusive net zero strategy to mitigate this, and outlines eight key policy recommendations.

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Climate change Inequality Institute for Community Studies Places Systems change

Posted on: 19 February 2024 Authors: Emily Morrison, Samanthi Theminimulle, Tania Carregha,


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