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Sustainable livelihood UK and the climate emergency[edit | edit source]

A report commissioned by the 4 Day Week campaign from Platform London, and published in May 2021, found that shifting to a four-day working week without loss of pay could shrink the UK's carbon footprint by 127 million tonnes per year by 2025. This represents a reduction of 21.3%, and is more than the entire carbon footprint of Switzerland.[1]...Climate change solutions UK

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Research[edit | edit source]

  • Work Is Neighbourhood Business, Authors: Simon Duffy and Caroline Richardson, "...the authors argue that basic income provides us with an opportunity to treat work and career development as a natural function of communities and neighbourhoods." 18.07.22, added 16:55, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
  • Sustainable income standards: Towards a greener minimum? Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Donald Hirsch et al., December 2011
  • Co-production by people outside paid employment, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Findings, June 2006
  • The Work Foundation, not-for-profit organisation involved in research, some of which may concern aspects of sustainable livelihood, eg quality of working life, low carbon jobs, etc. W

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'Pilot universal basic income and shorter working weeks in Wales', Oct 19[2]


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Much shorter working weeks needed to tackle climate crisis, May 22[3]...UK Climate news 2019


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A basic income for everyone? Yes, Finland shows it really can work, Aditya Chakrabortty, Nov 1[4]

Bread Funds: A pioneering model of self-organising among the self-employed, Apr 25[5]

The case for a three-day weekend is clear – let's start planning now, Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, Apr 4[6]


Preparing for the future of work is where a real Labour revival starts, Dec 27[7]

What it will take to truly transform the 'gig economy', Oct 31[8]

The fetishisation of work is making us miserable. Let's learn to live again, Anna Coote, Oct 26[9]

The future of work as a building block of change, Oct 23[10]

Meet the real Daniel Blakes – video, Oct 21[11]


We need a human resource revolution, December 11[12]

Group of student legal volunteers overturn 95% of DWP 'fit to work' decisions they take on, Sep 2[13]

Strivers and skivers? We're all in this together, Elena Blackmore, April 13[14]


Working isn't working, Matthew Taylor, October 29[15]

Events[edit | edit source]

Petitions[edit | edit source]

Allow people who make a living from the land to live where they work.

See also[edit | edit source]

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Work-life balance

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