Using robust research, our Policy and Insight Team investigate the biggest challenges facing people and the planet – providing in-depth commentary on the causes, effects and solutions.
From analysing how the Budget exacerbates the climate emergency, to exploring ways to reduce pesticide use, our aim is to influence policy-makers and help drive change.
01 Feb 2023
The energy crisis demands policy changes. Find out why we’re calling for additional financial support, insulation and a transformation of our energy system.
08 Dec 2022
Narrowing down our recent identification of 9,000 energy crisis hotspots, we’ve now identified 1,000 of the coldest neighbourhoods in England and Wales. Find out how we did this, who lives there and what the solutions are.
09 Nov 2022
Rishi Sunak is at the world climate talks after initially saying he’d be too busy to attend due to domestic matters. To help him get up to speed on the importance of COP27, we’ve set out the 6 big climate warnings from the week he became PM.
Kierra Box20 Oct 2022
The government plans a string of attacks on the rules that protect our environment. Kierra Box explains why nature and communities will suffer from the government’s proposed bonfire of regulations.
Paul de Zylva06 Feb 2023
The sewage pollution scandal shows the dangers of deregulation and weakening standards. Paul de Zylva asks how present ministers can make up for past failures and reboot regulation for good.
01 Oct 2022
Air pollution poses a serious threat to lives and livelihoods. Find out which neighbourhoods in England and Wales have the highest levels of air pollution and how the impacts of dirty air are unfairly distributed across society.
Mike Childs22 Aug 2022
Mike Childs explains why the UK needs to roll out an energy saving programme, starting with the 8,927 neighbourhoods most in need.
18 Aug 2022
Onshore wind is one of the cheapest forms of renewable energy, but the UK's national planning policy still doesn't facilitate new onshore wind projects. Read our report to find out more.