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Inequality, epidemiology and economics

May 05, 2016 No Comments by
In chapter 13 of his book Credo, Brian Davey points out that public health is an alternative indicator of well-being and is strongly correlated to levels of equality or inequality. Greater equality means greater well-being for everyone and a smaller need for the state – yet inequality has been increasing dramatically.
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Towards climate safety and justice: briefing and discussion about CapGlobalCarbon

Apr 15, 2016 No Comments by
June 8th, 2016, 2-4.30pm, Carmelite Community Center, Dublin. The purpose of this afternoon is to brief attendees on CapGlobalCarbon, set it in a context of the commons and social justice, and to generate ideas about how to implement it.
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What Feasta is doing

Apr 05, 2016 No Comments by
If you'd like to get an overview of Feasta's activities over the past couple of years, please take a look at our latest Annual Report. Whether you are interested in a particular Group, Feasta events or publications or just want to scan out of curiosity, we are sure you will find it interesting.
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Submission to UNFCCC on climate adaptation measures and productivity in agriculture

Mar 12, 2016 Comments Off on Submission to UNFCCC on climate adaptation measures and productivity in agriculture by
The Feasta Climate Group, in collaboration with Stop Climate Chaos, argue in this submission that the right to food needs to be at the heart of agricultural policy. Increased productivity is not a valid goal in itself. Emphasis should instead be placed on meeting nutritional needs, agro-ecology, closed-loop agriculture, gender rights and supporting small farmers.
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Video of Anne Ryan speaking at the thinkery “Commons against and beyond capitalism”, along with Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis.

Feb 18, 2016 Comments Off on Video of Anne Ryan speaking at the thinkery “Commons against and beyond capitalism”, along with Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis. by
This video is from the afternoon session of a day-long seminar organised in May 2015 by Community Development Journal, University College Cork, UNIDEV and Kimmage Development Studies.
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Extracted – How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet: Review

Jan 16, 2016 Comments Off on Extracted – How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet: Review 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 Comments Off on The forks in the road after the Paris agreement, by Mike Sandler 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 Comments Off on Not a fair COP…a report from Paris by Robert Hutchison
"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
On 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
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

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?
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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