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
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.
Trade and Investment Requirements for Zero Carbon
By Peter Sims and Jonathan Essex - August 2020
This Analysis of UK trade highlights how we can stop trade and investment locking in carbon emissions. A toolkit of key pointers is introduced to aid policymakers to shift trade and investment choices from global growth to facing up to the climate emergency.
This report was discussed at our online conference, Achieving Zero Carbon Trade, Investment and Industry. The recordings of this are available here.
Urban Planning Hong Kong Style: the High-Rise Way
Rethinking our Vision of Sustainable Cities
By Maya de Souza - August 2020
Maya de Souza draws on her experience of living in Hong Kong to argue in favour of high-rise, high density cities.
Another Brexit is possible - Strategy for Brexit in the era of COVID-19 and climate chaos: Build resilience and security through greater national self-sufficiency together with global cooperation
By Rupert Read and Emma Dawnay - June 2020
This report argues that Brexit is an opportunity to build greater resilience by increasing local, regional, and national self-sufficiency together with increasing the way we cooperate globally to tackle global crises.
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