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Extracted – How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet: Review

Jan 16, 2016 No Comments by
Architect and long-time Feasta supporter Sally Starbuck writes "this book demonstrates how all minerals are finite, and the energy demand of their extraction and refinement can only continue to increase, as will their uneven distribution and access."
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The forks in the road after the Paris agreement, by Mike Sandler

Dec 20, 2015 No Comments by
"The only thing missing from the Agreement is who, what, and how," writes Mike Sandler. "Like a zen koan, the Agreement is a riddle that just leads to more questions."
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Not a fair COP…a report from Paris by Robert Hutchison

Dec 15, 2015 No Comments by
"The climate change threat will only be fully met – and the opportunity for greater human wellbeing only fully realised - when the collective courage of humanity forces governments to face up to their responsibilities. Climate change remains everyone’s issue; we need to tread more lightly, more softly, while listening and responding to the most vulnerable."
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Feasta co-founder John Jopling steps down as Trustee

Nov 23, 2015 Comments Off on Feasta co-founder John Jopling steps down as Trustee by
On Saturday last (21st November 2015) a significant event took place at the Feasta AGM in Dublin. John Jopling, who was instigative in the foundation of Feasta in 1998, attended his last Feasta meeting as a Trustee.
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The Paris agenda: leave fossil fuels in the ground, auction permits, protect people

Oct 29, 2015 Comments Off on The Paris agenda: leave fossil fuels in the ground, auction permits, protect people by
Mike Sandler writes that the math is clear: there is a carbon bubble. The science on climate change indicates that there is no time for low initial national "contributions" with "ratcheting up ambition" after 5 or 10 year review periods.
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Debt Ceiling Means Another Chance to Discuss the Trillion Dollar Coin

Oct 19, 2015 Comments Off on Debt Ceiling Means Another Chance to Discuss the Trillion Dollar Coin by

A new HuffPost article by Mike Sandler challenges the mainstream view of national debt, and brings Cap and Share into the argument too: “The UN climate change conference in Paris this December is ostensibly about climate change, but under the green mantle it is really an economics conference. Climate change is a symptom of an out-of-control, carbon-addicted economic system”.…

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What if Janet Yellen joined Todd Stern in Paris?

Oct 08, 2015 Comments Off on What if Janet Yellen joined Todd Stern in Paris? by
Mike Sandler argues that the only way to get a binding cap on fossil fuel extraction onto the agenda in Paris is to add a few key people to Todd Stern's entourage, starting with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and President Obama's economic advisers.
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Environmental NGOs: be more specific for Paris

Sep 27, 2015 Comments Off on Environmental NGOs: be more specific for Paris
If the NGO community can unify its cacophony of demands, a major outcome from Paris may be a citizen's movement calling for a Global Climate Trust that will keep the fossil fuels in the ground and give humanity a chance to stabilize the climate. By Mike Sandler.
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From our archives: using common resources to solve common problems

Aug 31, 2015 Comments Off on From our archives: using common resources to solve common problems
In this article that was originally published in the second Feasta Review in 2004, James Robertson provides a useful summary of the reasons for making a switch to a commons-based economy, which is the backbone of initiatives such as CapGlobalCarbon, community currency, basic income and land value tax.
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Think-In On Basic Income & Sustainability, 12th September 2015

Aug 26, 2015 Comments Off on Think-In On Basic Income & Sustainability, 12th September 2015
Basic Income network members and friends will discuss the links between basic income and sustainability. We will begin the think-in with short inputs from Theresa O’Donohue and Eimhin Shortt. A facilitated discussion will follow, with opportunities for all present to contribute and to learn together.
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Thomas Greco: Beyond Money Events in Dublin and Belfast

Aug 14, 2015 Comments Off on Thomas Greco: Beyond Money Events in Dublin and Belfast
In late August Thomas Greco, the author of The End of Money and the Future of Civilization, is participating in events in Cloughjordan, Dublin and Belfast. You can find out more and register for the events here.
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Austerity and degrowth – dealing with the economic crisis and the ecological crisis together

Aug 12, 2015 Comments Off on Austerity and degrowth – dealing with the economic crisis and the ecological crisis together
In this updating article for the website of his new book Credo Brian Davey explores the relationship between degrowth, one of the themes of Credo, and the kind of austerity policies that we are seeing imposed on Greece.
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From our archives: the freedom to be frugal

Aug 07, 2015 Comments Off on From our archives: the freedom to be frugal
In a compelling article from the second Feasta Review, published in 2004, Molly Scott Cato questions common assumptions about the consumption-based economy. "Wants do not arise from human nature, or even from a social agreement, for the most part they are created by an advertising industry that has no other purpose." The central problem, as she sees it, is actually inequality - something that Feasta proposals such as CapGlobalCarbon and land value tax would directly address.
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