Issy Petrie

Research and Policy Officer

Issy joined SVP in January 2020 as Policy and Research Officer. She works on the themes of income adequacy and energy policy.

Issy has worked at the Carnegie UK Trust as a Policy and Development Officer, at the New Policy Institute as a Research Analyst, and at the Living Wage Foundation supporting employers to pay the Living Wage. She has co-authored reports on in-work poverty and government responses to destitution in the UK, as well as on regeneration in towns.

Issy has an MSc in Urban Studies from University College London, and a BA in Geography from Durham University. Her other interests include community-led change and regeneration.

Blog Posts

  • Posted by Issy   on 04 February 2020 | 0 comments.
    How can a Just Transition work for people in energy poverty?
    In 2019, it became clear to all of us that avoiding climate breakdown requires immediate action. At a European level, we are already committed to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Nationally, a Climate Action (Amendment) Bill was proposed to the Dáil last year, which would have given the Government’ Climate Action Plan a legal basis.   

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