Before industrialisation, economy mainly referred to local economy and household economy, based on cooperative and competitive processes. How can we shift from today’s centralised and global economy to a resilient local economy? Bryan Innes provides some suggestions in the New Zealand edition of Fleeing Vesuvius.
On the Our Finite World blog there’s a good overview by Gail Tverberg of the reasons why mainstream forecasts of fossil fuel depletion are inaccurate.
- Comment on On the cusp of collapse: complexity, energy, and the globalised economy by rich
- Comment on On the cusp of collapse: complexity, energy, and the globalised economy by Brian Epstein
- On the cusp of collapse: complexity, energy, and the globalised economy
- Future energy availability: ‘net energy’ and the Energy Internal Rate of Return
- Energy Prices and Ireland’s Future: October 2005 conference
It may seem an odd idea, but the incoming chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, could conceivably be the person who manages to overcome the international impasse on climate change action. Mike Sandler explains how in the Huffington Post. Among his list of recommendations is the implementation of Cap and Share.
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Michael Layden and Emer O'Siochru had a discussion about the Irish Department of Agriculture's recent document "Food Harvest 2020" - described by Michael as 'surreal' - which you can read here.
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Sean Conlan has organised a second webinar on transforming education and healthcare which is open to all by invitation. It will take place on Friday 28 February 2014. If you’re interested please register here. A Youtube video of the event will be available to watch after it takes place.
- European Health Future Forum webinar: the transformations of self care and self learning
- Transforming Finance: notes from the conference on 10th May 2013
- Occupy Education: Two reviews
- Challenging (Un)certainties – the Future of Education and Sustainability – May 23-25
- Seminar: ‘Strengthening the role of the Irish Higher Education
Feasta trustee Séan Conlan is the EHFF Director for external relations and has helped to organise this webinar. It’s the first in a series whose objective is to explore the current and future transformation of education and healthcare. It is based on conversations by practitioners who are exploring new approaches in their own domains. It is hoped that the Webinars will encourage an emerging cross-fertilised community.
Learn how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and strengthen the resilience of our communities using Permaculture Design. A one day introductory workshop hosted by Davie Philip of Cultivate and Bruce Darrell of Feasta, both based at Cloughjordan Ecovillage.