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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

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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New Cap and Share video

Sep 16, 2015 Comments Off on New Cap and Share video

You can now watch an easy-to-follow, 1 minute 45 seconds long explanation of Cap and Share here. This explains the mechanism behind the CapGlobalCarbon campaign that we’re bringing to Paris. A big thank you to Laurence and Alison Matthews for producing the video and for their work on the Cap and Share website. Please scroll down the page a little to get to the video. …

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CapGlobalCarbon will co-host a side event at COP-21 in Paris

Sep 12, 2015 Comments Off on CapGlobalCarbon will co-host a side event at COP-21 in Paris

We’re delighted to announce that our application to co-host a side event at the UN climate change summit in December has been accepted. Feasta’s delegation will be collaborating with Columbian NGO DeJusticia and the Sequoia Foundation, based in California. The event will be titled “Climate Justice: Coal and Human Rights in the South, Community Choice Energy, Global Carbon Pricing” and will take place on Saturday December 5. You can see the full programme of side events here. We have also applied to host an event in the civil society area, close to the summit, which will be open to …

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A simple proposal to keep fossil fuels in the ground

Aug 08, 2015 Comments Off on A simple proposal to keep fossil fuels in the ground

Over on the Responding to Climate Change website you can read a post by Feasta climate group member Laurence Matthews in which he explains why Cap and Share would perfectly fit the bill for ‘strong climate action’ that so many prominent figures, from the Pope to pop stars, are calling for. Cap and Share (or CapGlobalCarbon) would ensure that fossil fuel extraction was gradually phased out while simultaneously tackling poverty and inequality. …

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The Cost of Inaction

Jul 21, 2015 Comments Off on The Cost of Inaction
Theresa O'Donohue attended the recent National Economic Dialogue at Dublin Castle. She comments in her blog: "I was pretty gobsmacked when I realised the actual reason climate change was on the agenda. They’re concerned about how to pay the fines we will have to pay when we don’t meet our targets for greenhouse gas emissions!!!"
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Greece’s Debt, a New Monetary System, and the Climate Negotiations in Paris

Jul 15, 2015 Comments Off on Greece’s Debt, a New Monetary System, and the Climate Negotiations in Paris
Mike Sandler's new blog post discusses the role played by debt-based money in the Greek financial crisis, and the reasons why a return to a gold standard wouldn't work, and goes on to propose some solutions. Mike will be representing Feasta, along with some colleagues, at the COP-21 summit in Paris later this year.
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The Pope Calls for New Global Institution to Protect the Commons, Tackle Climate and Poverty

Jul 03, 2015 Comments Off on The Pope Calls for New Global Institution to Protect the Commons, Tackle Climate and Poverty

Mike Sandler, who is heading the CapGlobalCarbon delegation to COP-25 in Paris in December, has just posted an article in the Huffington Post that explains how CapGlobalCarbon would help to achieve the Pope’s vision. …

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