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CapGlobalCarbon submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on climate

Aug 13, 2017 No Comments by
In this proposal, Ireland would form a bilateral partnership with a Global South country in order to eliminate fossil fuel emissions, support the energy transition and work towards climate justice. It would be relatively straightforward to implement and would establish Ireland as forward-looking, global-minded and fundamentally ethical in its approach to climate stabilisation.
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Feasta submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on climate

Aug 11, 2017 2 Comments by
Instead of playing catch-up to other EU countries as is currently the case, we believe Ireland could leapfrog them and establish itself as a visionary leader by taking a global view of the climate challenge and incorporating action on climate with substantive action on inequality and poverty, significant improvements to the quality and freshness of food, and greater overall prosperity and stability in Ireland and elsewhere.
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Mismodelling human beings – “rational economic men” in love, politics and everyday life

Jul 22, 2017 No Comments by
As the example of Britain after World War II shows, values shift according to social, economic and political conditions. This alone makes nonsense of the assumptions about human nature on which mainstream economics is based. By Brian Davey, from Credo.
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Negative Emissions Technologies: Curse or Salvation?

Jul 08, 2017 No Comments by
Barry McMullin, who prepared this presentation, is involved an Dublin City University-based project that examines the potential for Negative Emissions Technologies in Ireland. He warns us to beware of "magical thinking".
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Biomass is a Common

Jul 03, 2017 No Comments by
In this excerpt from his book Towards a Convivial Economy, Patrick Noble critiques the widespread assumption that carbon sequestration is a virtue: "the central consideration for atmospheric carbon dioxide projections is not the mass of carbon. It is the mass of life."
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An American in Post-Paris: Persisting for climate justice and basic income

Jun 15, 2017 Comments Off on An American in Post-Paris: Persisting for climate justice and basic income by
We invite you to a talk and discussion with Mike Sandler, an American climate campaigner on the prospects for environmental and economic justice in 2017. This discussion will be at the Carmelite Community Centre in Dublin 2, 6pm- 7:30pm 27th June 2017. Cost €5, free for Feasta Members
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Public meeting: the Water Protectors, June 26th at 8pm

Jun 14, 2017 Comments Off on Public meeting: the Water Protectors, June 26th at 8pm by
Speakers at this meeting at the Teacher's Club in Parnell Square, Dublin will include Chas Jewett, Standing Rock Water Protector & Cheyenne River Sioux. It's organised by Afri, Comhlámh, Feasta and Friends of the Earth.
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End the Burning – Begin the Growing

Jun 14, 2017 Comments Off on End the Burning – Begin the Growing
Patrick Noble writes "Biofuels are a part of a fossil-fuelled hubris that cannot see why its extraordinary way of life must end. It turns blindly from burning one thing to wildly burning another. We’ve powered a way of life by combustion. It is the combustion (internal and external) which must end."
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A thinkery on water, anti-privatisation struggles and the commons

Jun 12, 2017 Comments Off on A thinkery on water, anti-privatisation struggles and the commons
Feasta's Water Commons group, along with Orla O'Donovan and Patrick Bresnihan, are organising this event at University College Cork on June 23. Speakers will include Standing Rock Water Protector Chas Jewitt, Miriam Planas of Aigua és Vida (Barcelona) and the European Water Movement, and Marco Iob, of the Italian Forum of Water Movements and European Water Movement.
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Economics as priesthood – a religion based on assumptions

May 22, 2017 Comments Off on Economics as priesthood – a religion based on assumptions
Some of the ridiculous assumptions on which much of mainstream economics is constructed are explored in this chapter of Credo, by Brian Davey – for example the methodology that stresses individual decision-making, the assumption that decision-makers have the information that they need, the assumption of honesty, the default assumption of competition.
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Feasta week in Kerry

May 17, 2017 Comments Off on Feasta week in Kerry
We still have some places available for our annual week-long workshop at Rossbeigh in Kerry, which will take place at the end of June 2017. We're looking forward to a thought-provoking and stimulating week.
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The Joke

Apr 26, 2017 Comments Off on The Joke
"How do we form a whole social system – its economy settling nicely inside its ecology? We don’t. Everyone does. Where economy meets ecology, is precisely where a tool meets its materials – that is by the fingertips and grasp of one pair of hands – that is - one’s own intelligent hands." By Patrick Noble.
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Webinar on the work of David Fleming

Apr 10, 2017 Comments Off on Webinar on the work of David Fleming
Feasta is delighted to offer the opportunity to engage with the inspirational thoughts of the late David Fleming – an original, radical thinker whose time seems to have come only after his death – in the company of the widely acknowledged expert on his work, Shaun Chamberlin.
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