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Nadine Storey

A Green Vision for English Devolution

Whilst recognising the limitations of the current system of English devolution, should the Green Party also take the opportunity to propose a radical alternative vision for devolution?

Green House Think Tank

Event: The Geopolitics of Degrowth

Join us in London or online on 17th Oct 2023 for another informative debate in our ongoing exploration of the geopolitics of a post-growth Europe!

Nadine Storey

At Work in the Ruins

Nadine Storey reviews Dougald Hine's latest book 'At Work in the Ruins'

Emma Dawnay

Is the Green Book fit for purpose in a climate emergency?

Recommendations from a round table discussion which took place in Autumn 2022. The Green Book, is produced by HM Treasury (HMT), and sets out how to assess public sector projects or policy interventions to ensure that projects give value for money.

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

Climate and Justice

John Foster links climate, justice and morality in a way which readers may not be expecting. He argues that instead of seeing our responsibilities here as obligations of justice, now very much the standard story, we need to contrast them with the kind of obligation which justice imposes on us.



John Foster

Averting climate catastrophe – can democracy cut it?

How should people respond to the Climate Emergency? This gas is an exchange between Jem Bendell, and John Foster around a critical question of our times: Can democratic action now avert climate and ecological catastrophe. If so, in what form? If not, shouldn’t we be considering alternatives?



Simon Pirani

India’s ‘Green Hydrogen’ project needs critical examination

In this article, first published by The Wire (India), Pritam Singh and Simon Pirani question the Indian government’s approach to the use of “green” hydrogen. There are important parallels with the issues raised in the Green European Foundation’s Greening Hydrogen report published in 2021.



Latest Green Reads

Nadine Storey

Building Tomorrow

Nadine Storey reviews Paddy Le Flufy's book, 'Building Tomorrow'



Nadine Storey

At Work in the Ruins

Nadine Storey reviews Dougald Hine's latest book 'At Work in the Ruins'



John Foster

Do You Want to Know the Truth?

John Foster reviews Rupert Read's 2022 book, written for all who find themselves confronted, in the stark glare of climate truth, by Lenin’s famous question: what is to be done?



Recent Posts

Peter Sims

Geopolitics of Degrowth Interviews

Can a European Union that is the first to renounce economic growth still be a global player? This project initiates a conversation between critics of economic growth and progressive thinkers on foreign and security policy. Green House think tank collaborated as a partner to this project led by the Green



Nadine Storey

A Green Vision for English Devolution

Whilst recognising the limitations of the current system of English devolution, should the Green Party also take the opportunity to propose a radical alternative vision for devolution?



Andrew Mearman

Embedding sustainability in the economics curriculum

Green House Core Group member Andrew Mearman has co-written a new version of a chapter in the Handbook for Economics Lecturers, created by the Economics Network.



Green House Think Tank

Event: The Geopolitics of Degrowth

Join us in London or online on 17th Oct 2023 for another informative debate in our ongoing exploration of the geopolitics of a post-growth Europe!



Green House Think Tank

Moderate Flank

Green House has endorsed the new Moderate Flank initiative or 'Climate Majority Project'.



Jonathan Essex

Heating and Cooling of Buildings

This Policy Briefing applies recommendations of the Rethinking Energy Demand framing report to the heating and cooling of buildings. It outlines the current context, the need to reduce the number of buildings heated and the amount of heating and cooling needed within them.



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).