Jonathan Essex

Jonathan Essex

He has worked for engineering consultants and contractors. This work included developing strategies for a social enterprise ecopark, Pushing Reuse, and decarbonising the UK construction and housing.

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.



Jonathan Essex

Webinar: Overseas Development Finance and the Climate Emergency

As the COP26 Climate Summit approaches, join international development specialists, campaigners and politicians from Europe and the UK to discuss how aid and climate finance must change to support an equitable 1.5°C world.



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.



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



Peter Sims

Transport Investment: The Zero Carbon Challenge​​

Our current targets to phase out fossil fuels is insufficient. Investment drives increases in hard to decarbonise transport infrastructure. Only by shifting our investment priorities in these terms will it be possible to meet the target of keeping global warming within the 1.5°C



Peter Sims

The Social and Environmental Requirements of a Climate Emergency Economy

Our economy is not currently zero carbon, stable or sustainable, even in economic terms. What interventions are required to deliver the rapid transition required? What must these interventions achieve and how should these requirements be defined?



Jonathan Essex

The Potential for Green Jobs in Cumbria

report looks at the implications of a transition to net zero carbon by 2037 - a target date adopted by the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership. There could, on average, be 9,000 additional jobs, mostly in renewable electricity generation but also in transport, industry and waste management.



Peter Sims

Infrastructure Requirements for Zero Carbon

This report focuses on the freight transportation, aviation and steel sectors, which, combined with cement and plastic production. To ensure Sufficient Action is being taken, our society must target the rates of change required for a rapid transition to zero carbon.



Jonathan Essex

A Green New Deal for Gatwick

Many job opportunities near Gatwick are at the airport or in associated sectors. Covid-19 brought an almost complete cessation of flying, with a slow regrowth likely to take years to return to prior levels. Contemplation of a different future for workers across the Gatwick region has become urgent



Peter Sims

Trade and Investment Requirements for Zero Carbon

This report proposes a much-needed toolkit to help policy makers face up to climate reality and address the wider environmental impacts and the imbalances of power and wealth that underlie our global trade



Jonathan Essex

Absolute Zero Carbon Britain

What is the best plan for how we can transition to a Zero Carbon Britain that faces up to the climate emergency? Zero Carbon Britain and Absolute Zero. This review contrasts the zero carbon plans in Zero Carbon Britain and Absolute Carbon, bot published since the UK committed to zero carbon by 2050



Jonathan Essex

Building Back Differently: A Climate Emergency Recovery from COVID-19

Jonathan Essex's gas examines the lessons we need to draw from the covid crisis in order to rebuild and ensure an equitable recovery from this crisis.