Basic income now: a high-leverage system intervention for sanity, humanity and ecology

This paper by Anne Ryan makes the case for basic income as a key policy instrument for addressing our problems, and is an introduction...

Energy

"Minerals and gases are either a part of a tendency for life, or of a tendency for lifelessness. My husbandry can swing the balance...

Our lighter website

A few months ago we did a rehaul of this website to reduce its energy footprint, with some interesting results.

Violated Earth – Violent Earth: Revisiting causes and effects of humans’ misdemeanor and...

Willi Kiefel identifies some of the main causes of the ecological “downward spiral” we are currently trapped in, and makes six propositions for a...

Submission on the options for the use of revenues raised from increases in carbon...

What is the best way to allocate revenue from carbon pricing so as to protect those suffering from fuel poverty and promote international climate...

Submission on strategic risks facing Ireland

We urge the Irish government to recognise the existential aspect of environmental risk, as well as the complex challenges posed by the global financial...

Notes on the “Financialisation of Nature and Carbon Markets”

Brian Davey questions the wisdom of commodifying nature in order to try and address environmental damage, and argues for a more democratic, commons-based approach.

Diary of a baby-boomer nobody

Patrick Noble describes the "world of unspoken commons" he experienced in 1970s Wales when he was establishing himself as a farmer there, "untouched by...

Mark Garavan speaking at Global Water Dances event, Cork, June 15th

Feasta's Mark Garavan will be speaking in Cork at the launch of the Oxford University Press Community Development Journal's special issue on "Water, Anti-...

Propaganda for renewables: a critique of a report by oil change international

While agreeing with Oil Change International's arguments concerning the unfeasibility of natural gas as a 'bridge' in the energy transition, Brian Davey is concerned...

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