Green House is a think tank founded in 2011. It aims to lead the development of green thinking in the UK. Read more about Green House
New Green House reports
A proposal for restricting manipulative advertising in public spaces
The report outlines for discussion a comprehensive proposal for changing the way advertising is regulated and explores the consequences. The proposal would mean that most of the advertising to which the public is exposed becomes primarily informative. Exposure to subconscious marketing would become the exception people opt into, rather than the norm that is difficult, if not impossible, to opt out of.
Infrastructure Requirements for Zero Carbon: Why we can’t build our way out of the climate emergency
By Peter Sims and Jonathan Essex, December 2020
This report explores how incompatible our society’s current and planned infrastructure is with the rapid decarbonisation of the UK economy needed to deliver on the climate emergency. It focuses on three key sectors: freight transport, aviation and steel, and considers what changes are required to bring these into line with zero carbon goals, using the ‘blockers and enablers’ toolkit introduced in Green House’s August 2020 report.
A Green New Deal for Gatwick
A joint report with the PCS Union and Green New Deal UK, November 2020
This report looks at the potential for those who have lost their jobs at Gatwick Airport and the surrounding area as a result of the pandemic to be redeployed in green jobs. Find out more here.
A Just Transition in Agriculture
This is an ongoing project we are working on with the Green European Foundation. We have now produced two videos of case studies. See here.
COVID-19 and Facing up to Climate Reality
The recording of our on-line discussion, with John Barry, Anne Chapman, John Foster, and Reinhard Loske held on 6th June is now available. Your can download the papers and see information about speakers here.
Since the discussion we have published two new gases on this theme:
The UK government economic policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Three possible lessons for climate emergency planning by Andrew Mearman
Building Back Differently: A Climate Emergency Recovery from COVID-19
by Jonathan Essex
This, our latest book, is available to order here. It takes as its starting point the fact that the climate crisis is going to get much worse whatever we now do. The book explores what this means and how we might be able to confront escalating climate chaos while not giving up hope. READ MORE
Listen to the audio of our London launch event.
In late 2019 Green House adopted a strategy for taking forward our work on facing up to climate reality. You can download it here.
Climate Jobs explainer
Climate Emergency Conference
Presentations, briefing papers and videos of this conference, held in London on 14th September 2019 are available here.
Interviews with Green House