Building a resilient economy

Science shows us that humanity’s impacts on the planet are intensifying and environmental trends are heading in the wrong direction. In response, there have been calls for systemic interventions from prominent international agencies including the United Nations Environment Programme, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Many reports, ideas and proposals make the case for the required changes. What has been missing is a better understanding of how systemic change can be put into operation and, given the urgency and interdependency of the issue, how the UK can effectively support a fundamental transformation of its economic system towards a resilient economy. This report it is an attempt to fill this gap.