Brian Davey trained as an economist but, aside from a brief spell working in eastern Germany showing how to do community development work, has spent most of his life working in the community and voluntary sector in Nottingham particularly in health promotion, mental health and environmental fields. He helped form Ecoworks, a community garden and environmental project for people with mental health problems. He is a member of Feasta Climate Working Group and former co-ordinator of the Cap and Share Campaign. He is editor of the Feasta book Sharing for Survival: Restoring the Climate, the Commons and Society, and the author of Credo: Economic Beliefs in a World in Crisis.Brian Davey has written 81 articles so far, you can find them below.
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Brian Davey questions the wisdom of commodifying nature in order to try and address environmental damage, and argues for a more democratic, commons-based approach.
While agreeing with Oil Change International's arguments concerning the unfeasibility of natural gas as a 'bridge' in the energy transition, Brian Davey is concerned about their apparent ignorance of the scarcity of resources required for generating and storing renewable energy, and their (related) failure to mention any need for degrowth in the transition to renewables.
Should there be a presumption against new development? asks Brian Davey
Brian Davey finds striking parallels between the dinner party guests in Bunuel's film and the British upper class.
Brian Davey argues that Greta Thunberg's campaign is being manipulated by big businesses and large environmental NGOs to engineer a massive policy coup for a section of the élite that is not only doomed to failure, but will exacerbate the climate crisis.
"What we must try to promise is not rising incomes but security," writes Brian Davey. "That's a fundamental point and I don't find it in the proposals for a Green New Deal, which is all about creating 'well paid jobs'. Since the consumption of our society is a major part of the problem, we have to wrestle with how we reduce our consumption."