Feasta aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose.
RTE recently broadcast two programmes which include interviews with people who have been adversely affected by fracking in Ohio and Pennsylvania. They are available here and here. A third report will be following shortly. …
There’s been much discussion on this site of the problems with fracking. These petitions need 20,000 signatures. The frackingfreeireland.org website is a good source of information on the situation in Ireland.
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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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Debt Crisis Conference
National strategies for dealing with Ireland’s debt crisis: exploring the options – September 22-23 2011
Feasta’s Autumn conference examined measures that this country could adopt to secure its economic future which would not leave it reliant on external factors largely outside of its control. Scenarios explored included the potential collapse of the eurozone. The conference featured prominent international and Irish economists and was aimed at economists, politicians, policy-makers, business people, social partners, and other key decision-makers.