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Robert Magowan

Book launch: A European Just Transition for a Better World

Join us for drinks and discussion at the UK launch of our new book, 'A European Just Transition for a Better World', at Bookmarks bookshop.

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.

Politics, they say, is the art of the possible. But the possible is not fixed. What we believe is possible depends on our knowledge and beliefs about the world. Ideas can change the world, and Green House is about challenging the ideas that have created the world we live in now, and offering positive alternatives. The problems we face are systemic, and so the changes we need to make are complex and interconnected. Many of the critical analyses and policy prescriptions that will be part of the new paradigm are already out there. Our aim is to communicate them more clearly, and more widely.

Recent Publications

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.



Latest Green Reads

Anne Chapman

Thicker than Water

Anne Chapman reviews Thicker than Water: the Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis by Erica Cirino (Island Press, 2021).



Zoe Wide

Difficult Women – A History of Feminism in 11 Fights

Zoe Wide reviews Helen Lewis book 'Difficult Women – A History of Feminism in 11 Fights' (published 2021). She particularly explores what the present climate movement can learn from feminism’s past.



Max Farmiloe

Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World: the implications of René Girard’s thought for consumer society.

Max Familioe considers the work of René Girard on desire, and it's relevant to Rethinking Demand and Facing up to Climate Relativity.



Recent Posts

Robert Magowan

Book launch: A European Just Transition for a Better World

Join us for drinks and discussion at the UK launch of our new book, 'A European Just Transition for a Better World', at Bookmarks bookshop.



Robert Magowan

Just Transition essay competition

*Deadline for entries extended to 24th July* Green House and the Green European Foundation are pleased to launch an essay competition for students and young writers, on the political potential of the just transition in the UK. A prize of £500 is available for the winning pitch to be developed



Ciara Shannon

Woodhouse Colliery. The Carbon Carbuncle?

Please note that the event on May 12 2022, is now postponed until after the decision on the mine is announced by Michael Gove, Secretary of State of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Controversial plans for Woodhouse Colliery, the UK's first new deep coal mine in 30 years in West



Prashant Vaze

A burning issue - article opposing green finance for energy from incineration

Link to article criticising efforts to use green finance to fund an incineration from waste plant in London



Peter Sims

Beyond Consumerism Conference

Green House Think Tank involvement in upcoming 'Beyond Consumerism Conference' on 14th May.



Prashant Vaze

Nuclear Power and the contradictions of the UK’s Energy Security Strategy

UK's Energy Security Strategy backs nuclear over greater renewables and energy efficiency. It risks increasing prices and failing to meet future electricity demand. The tools used to make nuclear investor friendly should be used for energy efficiency instead.



Prashant Vaze

The conversation isn’t where we thought it was

XR-UK has released its 2022 strategy As the World Looks Up We Step Up expanding on its 2019 list of demands. Prashant and Peter from Green House Think Tank core group briefly reflect on it's significance.



Robert Magowan

A guide to engaging aviation workers and trade unions

Download ReportYou want to win a campaign to reduce aviation or counter airport expansion? Then you‘ll need to have a good plan to counter one of the main industry arguments: jobs. This guide will help you to connect with aviation workers and the trade unions that represent them — to



Ciara Shannon

One Hell of a Plant that Could Help Save the Planet

Ciara Shannon considers the multiple carbon opportunities of bracken including its potential as an alternative to peat, its carbon storage, its role as a feedstock for bioethanol, it being a marker of ancient woodlands and where to replace it with new woodlands.