Climate change is already a major risk to our health, homes and infrastructure. Flooding, heatwaves and drought are more common than in the past, and they are projected to continue to become more frequent and severe.
As a result, argues Fabian Society researcher Eloise Sacares, reducing emissions is not enough; it is too late to prevent some of the damage resulting from human-induced climate change. Even if the world dramatically reduces its greenhouse gas emissions from now on, we will feel the impact of emissions to date, plus the additional emissions predicted under even the most optimistic decarbonisation scenarios. To adjust to this new reality, we must embark on an ambitious programme of climate adaption.
Yet adaptation is still often overlooked. Conservative government policy in this area is sparse, under-resourced and lacking in urgency. The next government must do better to prepare for a climate-changed future. This publication identifies three key areas of life which will be severely impacted, and in which practical changes in government policy could make a significant difference.
This pamphlet is a compilation of some of the most important ideas developed and championed by the Fabian Society in recent years. It is a ‘mixtape’ of the best proposals, from early years to pensions and from the future of work to public service ref...Read more
The report of the Fabian Society's Commission on Regional Poverty and Inequality concludes that the UK has two major regional economy challenges – ‘low growth’ outside the south east, where places lack good jobs; and ‘overheating’ in the capital, whe...Read more
In this pamphlet, Will Somerville and Sarah Mulley set out robust proposals to reform our migration system. They argue that it must be based on sound principles: it must be fair, it must be grounded in democratic consent, and it must respect people’s...Read more
Plans for a National Care Service for England were first presented 13 years ago in the dying days of the last Labour government. Since then no detailed work has taken place to flesh out what the service might look like or how it should be implemented...Read more
In this publication, David Lammy MP identifies the major geopolitical trends that will shape the UK's place in the world, and sets out the next Labour government’s approach to foreign policyRead more
Kim Leadbeater MP sets out a new, comprehensive strategy for improving the UK's health and wellbeing.Read more
An essay collection exploring the challenges faced by rural and coastal communities and how Labour should respond to them.Read more
In this pamphlet, Liam Byrne MP calls for Labour to make freedom its defining cause once againRead more
This briefing develops a new constituency grouping based on town and coastal geography: the 'Sea Wall'.Read more
This report sets out the lessons which can be learned from Germany on rebalancing regional growthRead more
Our new pamphlet makes the case for the fight against inequality to be a core mission for Labour.Read more
An essay collection exploring the progressive values which can connect with voters in the UK and the EU.Read more
Our new report argues for the government to introduce a National Music Education ServiceRead more
In our latest collection, we bring together business leaders, policy experts, politicians, trade unionists and practitioners to develop a new vision for adult skills policy ahead of the next general electionRead more
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