Publications

Green House publishes:

Reports - which contain recommendations
Pamphlets - longer essays, or sometimes a collection of essays by different people
Gases - shorter essays which look at a topical issue
Books  - we have published two books.

Plus we have submitted evidence to inquiries, responded to consultations or reports produced by other people.  These are available on our Responses page.

Decisions on whether to publish material are taken by the Green House Core Group. However, the views expressed are those of the authors not of Green House as an organisation.




Jonathan Essex

Rethinking Energy Demand

Framing Report published in collaboration with Green European Foundation - If industrialised European societies are to reach zero carbon on a timescale compatible with limiting climate change, they must significantly reduce their energy demand. This will disrupt business-as-usual.



Andrew Mearman

Finance-based transition solutions: approach with caution

Andrew presents the fundamental criticisms made by economists Clive Spash and Frédéric Hache of the influential Dasgupta Review of the economics of biodiversity. Whether or not these criticisms are persuasive, their review points to significant dangers lurking in the financialisation of Nature.



John Foster

Rethinking consumerism

In this extended review article, John Foster considers some recent thinking on living within limits, and discusses the implications for Green House’s current ‘Rethinking Demand’ project.



Robert Magowan

A European Just Transition for a Better World

Green House has contributed two chapters to a new book published this week, A European Just Transition for a Better World. We were partners in this Green European Foundation transnational project tackling the question of a Just Transition – transforming from an extractive to a regenerative economy in a just and



Ciara Shannon

Woodhouse Colliery. The Great Carbon Carbuncle?

Ciara Shannon considers some of the carbon risks if Woodhouse Colliery were to go ahead and highlights some alternative opportunities. She ends by thinking about the area's sizeable, historical carbon debt.



Max Farmiloe

Mineral extraction and the world’s self-deception

Regulation is essential to ensure global mineral extraction is politically and environmentally sustainable.. It This report argues that the only way to reduce the damage caused by mineral extraction is stronger regulation.



Green House Think Tank

Greening Hydrogen - Big issues around a small molecule

This report is part of a project led by the Green European Foundation exploring what a climate emergency economy would look like through a rethinking of trade, industry and infrastructure investment.



Anne Chapman

Stopping fossil fuel extraction – a lockdown approach

Chapman argues we should shift attention from carbon emissions to stopping fossil fuel extraction. The climate crisis requires we stop extraction now, but just as in the lockdowns there were exceptions to the general stay at home rule, there would need to be exceptions to the ban on fossil fuels



Peter Sims

Global Public Investment requirements for Zero Carbon

Sufficient and appropriately directed global public investment is critical to shift our economies globally to zero carbon. Currently such investment is inadequate, and still funds infrastructure expansion which increases dependance of fossil fuel reliant.



Peter Sims

COP26: Asking the Wrong Questions?

This gas by Peter Sims asks whether COP26 will succeed and argues that it needs to stop asking the wrong questions in order to take the opportunity to change direction



Green House Think Tank

Zero Carbon Policy Toolkit

The Toolkit is made up of 10 blockers to zero carbon, and 10 enablers. Each of these represents an intervention in our economy which taken together



Jonathan Essex

Response to 'Jet Zero'- Strategy for net zero aviation

Jonathan Essex's response to the government's Department of Transport consultation on achieving net zero within aviation by 2050.



Rupert Read

Between XR and COP

On the spectrum from conventional activism and politics through to arrest-willing non-violent direct action, the most obvious vacancy is work. We need to be delivering the necessary transformative change via our day jobs: working to ensure that the job really is part of the solution, not the problem



Emma Dawnay

Measuring what matters

Emma Dawnay's proposal outlined is that the Green Book is updated to require the key metrics of greenhouse gas emissions to be at the forefront of each and every project appraisal



Jonathan Essex

Calling Jet Zero’s bluff

Jonathan Essex's gas examines the UK government's aviation strategy, and sees it as inadequate to deal with the scale and severity climate change