Earth Day 2020 and the lessons of COVID-19

It is Earth Day on 22 April – and the 50th anniversary of the first in 1970. Concerns over climate change may have been temporarily eclipsed by the COVID-19 virus, but – as the writer, young mother and IF supporter Melissa Jane Knight tells us, in this personal take – the COVID-19 crisis cannot obscure… Read more »

Earth Day in strange times

It’s Earth Day this week, and according to CarbonBrief the first three months of 2020 were the second warmest on record. With COVID-19 understandably distracting the world from conversations about environmental degradation and #climatecrisis, Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, discusses the huge potential for the greening of the economy post-COVID

COVID-19: Why we cannot justify bailing out airlines

The UK government is facing increasing pressure to spend billions of pounds to unconditionally bail out the aviation industry during the COVID-19 crisis. IF researcher Melissa Bui explains how refraining from offering such carbon-intensive industries a lifeline helps tackle both COVID-19 and climate change

Room to breathe? How the COVID-19 lockdown highlights age inequalities in living space

The draconian social-distancing rules which are now in the place in the UK are forcing people to remain indoors most of the time, a restriction which is likely to be much harder to bear for young families living in overcrowded conditions, argues David Kingman At first glance, it could seem as though almost every household… Read more »