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Screening of Demain/Tomorrow at the IFI, followed by discussion, Sunday 20 November

Nov 14, 2016 No Comments by
'Tomorrow / Demain' the César-winning documentary is being screened at IFI, the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar, Dublin this Sunday 20th November at 1pm.
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Towards Climate Safety and Justice briefing report

Sep 29, 2016 Comments Off on Towards Climate Safety and Justice briefing report by
This report summarises the outcomes from a two-day event on June 8 and 9 2016 that was organised by Feasta, Cultivate and Trócaire. It provided a briefing on CapGlobalCarbon - a campaign organised by members of Feasta's climate group - set it in the context of the commons, divestment and social justice, and generated ideas about how to implement it as part of a broader citizens' movement for a fair and sustainable transition from fossil fuels.
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Talk by Brian Davey on fracking at Degrowth conference in Budapest

Aug 20, 2016 Comments Off on Talk by Brian Davey on fracking at Degrowth conference in Budapest by

This presentation will take place on September 1 at 11:30 am. It will be about hydraulic fracturing and unconventional oil and gas – developed so far mainly in the USA and Australia but also a possible threat in the UK, Poland, the Ukraine and Latin America. You can read a transcript of the talk at https://scriptum.degrowth.net/en/DG2016/public/events/203.…

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Tackling climate, poverty and inequality together: managing the share in CapGlobalCarbon on a global level

Jun 05, 2016 Comments Off on Tackling climate, poverty and inequality together: managing the share in CapGlobalCarbon on a global level by
Caroline Whyte draws on development theory, recent technological developments and research on inequality to argue that the share in CapGlobalCarbon could and should be distributed to individuals globally. The impact on poverty and inequality worldwide could be massive.
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CapGlobalCarbon, Keep It In The Ground and the divestment campaign

May 20, 2016 Comments Off on CapGlobalCarbon, Keep It In The Ground and the divestment campaign by
Caroline Whyte argues that while the Keep it in the Ground and divestment campaigns both have the potential to achieve significant progress on climate change, they need structural support in order to ensure that their actions actually have teeth. This support could be provided by CapGlobalCarbon.
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Labelling as a stepping stone to zero fossil fuels

May 14, 2016 Comments Off on Labelling as a stepping stone to zero fossil fuels by
Caroline Whyte describes a possible way to ease the transition to 100% renewables: labelling of fuel that is produced by companies who have signed up to CapGlobalCarbon, undertaking to completely eliminate their fossil fuel production by 2050 at the latest.
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Basic Income Ireland Summer Forum, June 11 2016

Apr 27, 2016 Comments Off on Basic Income Ireland Summer Forum, June 11 2016 by

The third annual summer forum will take place in The Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St, Dublin, from 10am to 4pm on on Saturday June 11th 2016.

The forum is a good chance to meet basic income advocates, learn more about basic income, and to contribute your own ideas. In the morning, the theme is “Basic Income for Men and Women”.

You can read more and reserve a place at
http://www.basicincomeireland.com/news–events/basic-income-ireland-summer-forum

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CapGlobalCarbon has been accepted as a Beautiful Solution

Mar 30, 2016 Comments Off on CapGlobalCarbon has been accepted as a Beautiful Solution
We're very pleased to announce that CapGlobalCarbon has been accepted to the Beautiful Solutions Lab on Naomi Klein's website. If you'd like to help promote CapGlobalCarbon, a quick and easy way to do so would be to go to the website and click on "love this idea". If enough people do this, it will be featured in the Beautiful Solutions gallery.
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The climate and the commons

Feb 08, 2016 Comments Off on The climate and the commons
Over the course of several decades Elinor Ostrom and her colleagues carried out extensive research on effectively managed commons around the world, and drew up a set of guidelines that could be applied to the atmosphere as well. This article by Caroline Whyte is the second of a series discussing precedents for CapGlobalCarbon.
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A personal account of the Climate Conversations by Willi Kiefel

Jan 12, 2016 Comments Off on A personal account of the Climate Conversations by Willi Kiefel

Long-time Feasta member Willi Kiefel was instrumental in promoting the inclusion of a very wide group of participants, including unions, in the recent Climate Conversations that were held in Ireland. You can read his personal account of the Conversations on the Climate Gatherings website here.…

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The Paris agreement: a Christmas truce, or a new beginning?

Dec 15, 2015 Comments Off on The Paris agreement: a Christmas truce, or a new beginning?
During the Christmas Truce of 1914, German, English and French ground troops temporarily stopped fighting and instead exchanged greetings and gifts, and sang Christmas carols together. There was a certain amount of musing about the absurdity of the war. And yet they went right back to fighting afterwards. How can we prevent a similar dynamic from happening after COP-21?
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The four questions we should ask about emissions cuts, and CapGlobalCarbon’s answers

Nov 04, 2015 Comments Off on The four questions we should ask about emissions cuts, and CapGlobalCarbon’s answers
Griffin Carpenter recently posted a blog article on the New Economics Foundation website which brings up some good questions with regard to emissions cuts. Caroline Whyte provides some answers from the CGC perspective.
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Precedent for CapGlobalCarbon: the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

Oct 08, 2015 Comments Off on Precedent for CapGlobalCarbon: the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
CapGlobalCarbon may seem dauntingly ambitious, but it isn’t by any means the first global-level initiative to be led by civil society, and important lessons can be learnt from past experience. In a series of blog posts on the CapGlobalCarbon site Caroline Whyte will be examining several of these precedents, starting with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).
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