The recent heat wave in Siberia poses a serious threat to Russian infrastructure – and to the planet. IF Research Intern Anthony J. Piwowarski shows how successive Russian governments have pursued a politics of ecological ruin. Even now, the current administration remains ambivalent towards its environmental obligations.
Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His new book explores the virtues of long-term thinking – essential for good intergenerational policy. Will the current COVID-19 pandemic be a critical landmark on the three possible paths that lead into the future?
As we move out of lockdown, the question of how the Government will choose to rebuild the economy looms large. IF researcher Melissa Bui explains why many climate experts and campaigners are calling for a green recovery, and she provides three examples of what that might look like
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 »
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
A coalition of powerful voices in the global scientific and research community is arguing that policy-makers need to pay more attention to the health of today’s children around the world, in order to ensure that they are able to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. David Kingman reports
Earlier this month, the Prime Minister announced that 2020 will be a “defining year of climate action”. IF Researcher Melissa Bui outlines some of the changes we should be expecting to take place this year
In December 2019, after almost six years of battling between the Dutch state and its citizenry, the Netherlands’ highest court ruled for the plaintiffs (the Urgenda Foundation and 886 citizens), stating that the Dutch government must reduce its emissions in line with its human rights obligations. Cameron Leitch explains the importance of this case in… Read more »
Climate change is a headline issue in intergenerational justice, says Elle Maher, a BSc Mathematics student at the University of Bristol. Policy-makers need to consider environmental sustainability in order to ensure future intergenerational fairness
Tree-planting is often cited as the antidote to CO2 emissions. So is it just a question of planting more trees? Angus Hanton, Co-founder of IF, looks at the realities of this solution