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Press release: Feasta climate group response to the Working Group 3 contribution to the IPCC’s fifth assessment report

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments by
We find the latest IPCC report’s emphasis on climate as a “global commons problem” helpful and constructive. However, the economy must break its dependency on GDP growth in order to achieve emissions reduction without economic collapse. Fortunately the potential exists for significant co-benefits from climate mitigation, including poverty alleviation and reduced inequality. Grassroots legal action could help give teeth to the international institutions needed for cooperation.
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FEASTA Guest Lecture & Discussion: Creating & Directing Public Money by Mary Mellor

Apr 07, 2014 No Comments by
Friday 25th April 2014, 6pm for 6.30 start at Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Sq. , Dublin. Mary Mellor is Emeritus Professor in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Northumbria University in Newcastle. One of her primary interests is in developing radical alternative models of money, finance and economic development.
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Foreword from Notes to Nowhere

Apr 02, 2014 No Comments by
We live in a uniquely perverse time – and solutions to its uniquely- perverse problems will not be found in extra-ordinary solutions such as austerity. Remedies may be found in simply returning to normal. Moreover, living by ordinary ethics within ordinary laws of physics may reclaim the happiness that comes from living within ordinary human nature. By Patrick Noble.
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Submission to Public Consultation on Development of Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas

Mar 09, 2014 No Comments by
This submission was made by Feasta on March 6 to the Irish Department of Agriculture regarding “Sustainable Food Production and Processing” and “Food for Health”. It describes 10 high level goals that we believe can and should be progressed. It goes on to outline the proposed research that would further these goals, and to explain what the expected results would be and how they could be measured.
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European Health Futures Forum Webinar: Perspectives on Transforming Education and Healthcare

Feb 27, 2014 No Comments by

Sean Conlan has organised a second webinar on transforming education and healthcare which is open to all by invitation. It will take place on Friday 28 February 2014. If you’re interested please register here. A Youtube video of the event will be available to watch after it takes place. …

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Lessons learnt from the not-so-radical Tyndall emissions conference

Feb 22, 2014 No Comments by
Several Feasta climate group members attended the Tyndall Radical Emissions Reduction conference in December 2013. Three of them – Nick Bardsley, Brian Davey and Laurence Matthews – have shared their reactions to the way the conference was organised. You can also download posters that were displayed at the conference by John Jopling, Nick Bardsley and Brian Davey.
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Laurence Matthews: Thoughts on the Tyndall ‘Radical Emission Reductions’ conference

Feb 22, 2014 No Comments by

This 2-day conference in London left me with mixed feelings. I’ve listed some good points below, and then some points where I think it could have been a whole lot better.

On the plus side

There were some positive signs, among (at least some of) the academics and others present, of a realisation that we need to get real about the politics.

One speaker for example emphasised that if the organisers were keen to have an evidence-base, the one piece of evidence they should look at is that scientific evidence is being completely ignored and that therefore something else is …

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Feasta newsletter October 15 2013

Feb 07, 2014 No Comments

Dear Feasta members and newslist subscribers

Welcome to the Feasta Autumn newsletter.

We hope you’ll find lots of interest and we encourage you to give feedback or respond to the various possibilities for getting involved. If you haven’t already it would be great if you would consider joining Feasta – members are our bedrock, providing us with much-needed funds whilst also shaping the work and direction of the organisation.

Please contact info@feasta.org for information on this or if you have any other queries.

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  1. Feasta Interns

  1. Feasta welcomes Erik Van Oosten to Cloughjordan!
  2. Feasta’s David Korowicz is seeking
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European Health Future Forum webinar: the transformations of self care and self learning

Jan 29, 2014 No Comments

Feasta trustee Séan Conlan is the EHFF Director for external relations and has helped to organise this webinar. It’s the first in a series whose objective is to explore the current and future transformation of education and healthcare. It is based on conversations by practitioners who are exploring new approaches in their own domains. It is hoped that the Webinars will encourage an emerging cross-fertilised community.

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Our hope for a community across Europe

Jan 27, 2014 No Comments
Romanian Feasta members Adela and Dan Fofiu-Sanpetreanu explain how they have migrated from a world of reactionary activism to ‘a world of creative reconstruction, in small pieces, with dear new friends and kind people that prefer a home made jam to a cheap jar that counts thousands of food miles’.
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A permaculture taster: January 25 workshop

Jan 17, 2014 No Comments

Learn how we can live more sustainably, grow food intensively and strengthen the resilience of our communities using Permaculture Design. A one day introductory workshop hosted by Davie Philip of Cultivate and Bruce Darrell of Feasta, both based at Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

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Complexity, Systemic Risk, and the Perils of Risk Management

Jan 17, 2014 No Comments
Two talks in Bratislava and a day-long seminar in Brno by David Korowicz.
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Margrit Kennedy RIP

Jan 10, 2014 No Comments
It is with deep regret that we learn that Margrit Kennedy passed away on December 28th 2013. Margrit was a leading light in developing alternative approaches to money and currencies and an outspoken critic of the current global economic system.
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