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  • Global climate change: unlearned lessons?

    There are many lessons from the recent history of climate change negotiations, writes IGPS Senior Associate Dr Adrian Macey; few have been heeded. Operating under the shadow of Corvid-19, will this year's UN climate conference in Glasgow break any new ground?

  • Business as usual is over

    Don't hold your breath waiting for things to get back to normal, writes Colin James: Corvid-19 spells the end of the golden age of hyperglobalisation.

  • The Corona welfare response we need

    The promised ‘urgent work’ to render our welfare system fit for the coronavirus emergency will need to be fundamental and very large, writes Dr Michael Fletcher