Feasta Energy and Climate Group – Public meeting

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Date: Friday, 27th July, 7.30 pm, sharp.
Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
An evening of presentations and discussions on the theme:

climate change, peak oil and global equity
by members of the group.

Members of the group, including those visiting from Britain for the annual meeting at Glencree, presented the latest information on the timing of the peaks in oil, gas and coal production and how this relates to the climate crisis. Other topics included a discussion on whether the EU’s target of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees C above the pre-industrial level is adequate and how rapid a reduction in fossil energy use it would entail.

The group has spent the past year developing the Cap and Share framework for dividing up the limited amount of greenhouse gases that can be released without breaching whatever temperature-rise target is chosen amongst the people of the world. The principles behind Cap and Share were explained and the meeting heard a report on the progress that has been made on getting C&S put into use.

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About the author

Caroline Whyte has been involved with Feasta since 2002. She studied ecological economics at Mälardalen University in Sweden, writing a masters thesis on the relationship between central banking and sustainability. She contributed to Feasta's books Fleeing Vesuvius and Sharing for Survival. Along with four other Feasta climate group members she helped to launch the CapGlobalCarbon initative at the COP-21 summit in Paris in December 2015. In February 2017 she participated in the World Basic Income conference in Manchester, discussing the potential for climate action to contribute to reducing poverty and inequality worldwide. She lives in central France, from where she edits the Feasta website.

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