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This article focuses on information specific to United Kingdom. Please see our Sustainable livelihood page for a topic overview.

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

Resources[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]

Co-production by people outside paid employment, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Findings, June 2006

Sustainable income standards: Towards a greener minimum? Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Donald Hirsch et al., December 2011

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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News and comment[edit | edit source]


Mumbles promenade at Verdi's -

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



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]


November 2 - 8 Living Wage Week

Petitions[edit | edit source]

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

See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many UK location pages


External links[edit | edit source]

Work-life balance

References[edit | edit source]