Trade and Investment Requirements for Zero Carbon Report introduced Green House’s new ‘Blockers and Enablers’ toolkit to aid policymakers to shift trade and infrastructure choices from global growth to facing up to the climate emergency. Having explore the Toolkit though a series of reports as part of the Climate Emergency Economy project in collaboration with the Green European Foundation, we have now compiled a visual booklet available to download above.
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
The policy toolkit is made up of 10 blockers of zero carbon, that perpetuate unjust business-as-usual, and 10 enablers of a zero carbon sustainable future. Each of these blockers and enablers falls into one of three families:
So what is 'Locking in harm' or 'Sufficient Action'?
Below are the description of a few of the enablers and blockers in the toolkit. The page numbers indicate where in the Trade and Investment Requirements for Zero Carbon Report you can find out more about that enabler or blocker. Another six enablers and blockers are explored in the Infrastructure Requirements for Zero Carbon report. The remaining four will be cover in future publications as part of the Climate Emergency Economy project.
Exploring the Toolkit:
See Trade and Investment report:
Locking in Harm (p16)
Buying Dirty (p17)
Pointless Trade (p17)
Asking the Wrong Questions (p19)
Sponsoring Harm (p19)
Feeding the Monster (p21)
Idolising Efficiency (p22)
Taxing Harm (p20)
Making Things that Last (p22)
Changing Culture (p23)
See Infrastructure report:
Choosing the Wrong Scale (p12)
False Horizons (p13)
Sufficient Action (p11)
Government Sets Direction (p14)
Public Money into Public Goods (p13)
Investing in What We Already Have (p15)
The Social and Environmental Requirements of a Climate Emergency Economy:
Rubbish In, Rubbish Out
Quality not Quantity
Empowering Local Solutions
Explore why this Toolkit is needed:
This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Green House and with the financial support of the European parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this project.