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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.

John Foster

Event: Confronting Climate Crisis - Where is the New Normal?

Green House will host journalist Zoe Williams, climate scientist Kevin Anderson and Profressor Rupert Read at this central London event on the evening of Wednesday 23rd November.

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

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.



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

A Climate of Disruption

The inevitable upheaval as the consequence of our regime of accumulation is well and truly upon us. Today, every aspect of our daily lives seem to be unravelling. How can we exist in an age of multiple escalating forms of disruption? Can we envisage ways to work with and through that disruption?



Anne Chapman

A Just Transition in Agriculture Podcasts

A Just Transition in Agriculture podcasts - four part series



Green House Think Tank

Reality and Opportunity - Events October 2022

Join Rethinking Demand Project Events in Dublin, Belfast and online across Europe. These events are collaboration between the Green European Foundation, Green House Think Tank (UK), Green Foundation Ireland, and Etopia (Belgium).



Robert Magowan

A Just Transition in Britain: 'Actually existing regionalisms'

To mark the UK launch of our new book with the Green European Foundation, 'A European Just Transition for a Better World’, we are delighted to publish the winning entry to our Just Transition essay competition, by Matthew Hull. A Just Transition in Britain: 'Actually existing regionalisms' By Matthew Hull



Robert Magowan

Green Party Conference 2022

Green House will host a fringe event and stall at Green Party Conference in Harrogate on 30th September to 2nd October. Come and say hello! Fringe event (Friday 30th September, 15:15-16:30) The return of the workers: Agitating for a just transition Green European Foundation with Green House Think



John Foster

Event: Confronting Climate Crisis - Where is the New Normal?

Green House will host journalist Zoe Williams, climate scientist Kevin Anderson and Profressor Rupert Read at this central London event on the evening of Wednesday 23rd November.



Green House Think Tank

Rethinking Demand

Project Launch. The Climate Emergency Economy project in 2022 will focusing on rethinking demand for energy and materials.



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