In the first of a series of Irish Times articles entitled “Changing World, Changing Minds: Understanding our emotional response to the climate emergency”, psychologist John Sharry (who is a Feasta trustee) explores the effect that climate anxiety can have on mental health and explains why it is important to accept and channel our negative emotions: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/eco-anxiety-climate-breakdown-is-taking-its-toll-on-people-s-mental-health-1.4051378.
In response to a consultation call from the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on their Agri-Food 2030 strategy, Feasta has prepared this submission, which calls for an urgent diversification of Irish agriculture and a move away from its current export-led approach.
"If key principles are observed or key attitudes developed, many structural problems can work themselves out in practice" writes Anne Ryan in the third post of her Enough is Plenty blog series.
In this paper Deirdre de Búrca, who has been advocating a Green New Deal since 2009, discusses the politics and substance of such a Deal before tackling some of the monetary and financial issues relating to its implementation.
How can an economy be both sustainable and just? Conflicting suggestions are made in this lively - and at times heated - discussion between Feasta's Brian Davey and Financial Times chief economics commentator Martin Wolf.
"Christine Lagarde will have immense power to lead the transformation of the world’s economic system to one that supports the 99% and keeps the world below the 1.5 degree climate threshold. Will she use that power for good?" asks Mike Sandler.