Feasta’s Anne Ryan gave a workshop on steady state economies in Belfast on August 7, as part of Tools for Solidarity’s 35th birthday celebrations.
This workshop introduced the concepts of degrowth and steady state, along with practical policies that could help us get there, such as basic income, fossil-fuel cap and share, money as a public resource and land-value taxes. The format was highly participative and elicited discussion and contributions from the participants.
You can read more about it on the Tools for Solidarity website here. …
Patrick Noble argues that only the wilds can “draw down carbon”, and that importing biomass (mulch) from elsewhere is "either narcissism, or simple anti-social behaviour – it diminishes a common good".
Feasta’s Anne Ryan had a letter published in the Irish Times on July 30 in which she describes how a basic income would help with community-owned not-for-profit childcare provision, as well as a wealth of other much-needed community-oriented projects. You can read her letter here.…
Professor James K. Boyce's book explains why capping total global carbon emissions would put us on a path to fixing our enormous emissions problem, rather than just providing a tiny bandaid as offsets do. Review by Mike Sandler.
A new report on inland waterway transport, published by Greening the North in the UK, provides a lot of useful information on the potential for canals and other inland waterways to relieve pressure on roads and rail for inland transportation. While the focus is on the UK it gathers data about many countries as well.
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
This paper by Anne Ryan makes the case for basic income as a key policy instrument for addressing our problems, and is an introduction to a series of forthcoming blog posts that will include excerpts from, and up-to-date commentary on, her book Enough is Plenty.