The Cost of Inaction

Jul 21, 2015 Comments Off on The Cost of Inaction by

Theresa O’Donohue attended the recent National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle. She comments in her blog: “I was pretty gobsmacked when I realised the actual reason climate change was on the agenda. They’re concerned about how to pay the fines we will have to pay when we don’t meet our targets for greenhouse gas emissions!!!”

She continues “The lack of commitment to actually take climate change head on is staggering. We live in a time devoid of heroes. There are no knights in shining armour leading the charge in government. Nobody has the nerve to lead on climate change. We are led by pawns in the global economy.”

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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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