The Social and Environmental Requirements of a Climate Emergency Economy argues that we need to dramatically reduce demand for resources, particularly in the transport, steel and construction sectors, and invest in jobs and livelihoods rather than infrastructure and material goods.
It also asserts that the transition to low-carbon must be built on consent and be equitable.
The report contains Recommendations, using the policy toolkit introduced in the Green House and GEF report, Trade and Investment Requirements for Zero Carbon
This work forms part of a wider project exploring what a ‘climate emergency economy’ would look like through a rethinking of trade, industry and infrastructure investment. The project involves Greenhouse Think Tank in the UK alongside Wetenshappelijk Bureau Groenlinks in the Netherlands and Green Foundation Ireland, and the Bulgarian Foundation of Environment and Agriculture.