How do we survive tomorrow? October 12, 6-pm, Nottingham

This conversation organised by the University of Nottingham will feature Brian Davey and Alan Simpson, the sustainable economics advisor to the shadow chancellor in...

The future of renewable energy

I’ve been reflecting on the idea that the current energy system is starting to be swept along by a technological revolution somewhat akin to...

The tyranny of enlightenment

by Patrick Noble Pursuit of further knowledge of the causes of climate change can grow a false sense of urgency – an urgency to become...

Submission on the Irish bioeconomy

This submission to an interdepartmental group in the Irish government answers a set of ten questions on the development of a high-level policy statement...

Submission on the River Basin Management Plan

We propose that the Irish government incorporate tree-planting and soil-building measures into the next round of water framework directive works, in order to shift...

Engaging Citizens in Community Led Transitions: conference, Sept 22 2017

An Taisce, Feasta, the Green Foundation Ireland and Cultivate are co-ordinating a conference on ENGAGING CITIZENS IN COMMUNITY LED TRANSITIONS Friday 22nd September – 10.00 –...

The climate crisis as seen by the economics mainstream

Mainstream economics frames the climate crisis in a particular way but this approach is not at all helpful. There have been a variety of...

Two events about basic income, Sept 16 and Oct 7

‘Work: What’s Basic Income Got To Do With It?’ Sat, Sept 16th, 2017 from 1000 – 1600 in Dublin at the Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier...

CapGlobalCarbon submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on climate

Download the submission in PDF format Introduction CapGlobalCarbon (CGC)’s proposal to the Citizen’s Assembly would enable Ireland to completely eliminate its fossil fuel production and imports...

Feasta submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on climate

Feasta welcomes this opportunity to make a submission to the Citizen’s Assembly on how the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate...

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