You’ve Been Framed

If we all want cars, or to fly, then climate change is all our fault, really, isn't it? Or is it? Perhaps we need to discuss how the issue of climate change is being framed. Laurence and Alison Matthews have written a quick and clever guide to 'framespotting' and Laurence, a long-time member of Feasta's climate group, has provided a short overview of their book.

IIEA seminar on resilience and nutrition: strengthening the links: Nov 17 at 12:45

This seminar, organised by the Institute of European and International Affairs in Dublin, will explore how the need to build resilience to economic, environmental and political shocks in the developing world is intrinsically connected to investment in nutrition and food security. Dr. Fan and other panelists will discuss the links between these twin challenges and explore concrete policy measures that can be taken to combat chronic malnutrition in post-crisis settings.

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‘Over the edge…’ An online panel discussion on shaping the future of healthcare and education

This online panel discussion, to be held on Friday November 28, is designed to explore new forms of education, intergenerational education and other emerging issues affecting healthcare and education. Four innovative thinkers - Dave Cormier, Allenna Leonard, John Walker and David Somekh - will be on the discussion panel, and Feasta trustee Seán Conlan will facilitate.

Theresa O’Donohue on empowering the disempowered

Theresa attended the Nov 4 workshop held by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources on the national white policy paper on energy. Overall she found the workshop “a well run event, plenty of interaction with online input as well as those in the room”. But the power of the energy lobby made itself felt too. In her blog she writes “My only hope is that more public participation will dilute the energy lobby willing to capitalise on our planets resources for their own profits while they pollute the land, air and water. It is true that as consumers …

Help support environmental education in Cameroon

Long-time Feasta member Mike Thomas has launched a Crowdfunding project to establish environmental education programmes in 5 schools in the northwest region of Cameroon. Children will learn organic farming techniques and the schools will also be able to earn an income. Mike would be very pleased if you could find time to look at his striking campaign website. Even if you feel unable to support the project he would welcome your comments and any suggestions for improvement. He would also be very grateful if you could distribute the project on your own social network.…