Meeting needs within limits

Think tank: New Economics Foundation

Author(s): Anna Coote

December 6, 2023

This report from UK think tank NEF looks at the ecological case for universal basic services.

Universal basic services (UBS) aims for universal access to life’s essentials within planetary boundaries. Ecological sustainability is built into its purpose and design. It is not a social ​‘add-on’, but indispensable for achieving environmental goals. This briefing summarises its proposals, then details how it can play a key role in protecting nature and reaching net zero.