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Oil, Currency and the War in Iraq

Feb 08, 2003 Comments Off on Oil, Currency and the War in Iraq
It will not come as news to anyone that the US dominates the world economically and militarily. But the exact mechanisms by which American hegemony has been established and maintained are perhaps less well understood than they might be.
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Feasta’s submission in November 2002 to Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D, Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources towards a new ‘Statement of Strategy for Energy and Transport’

Nov 02, 2002 Comments Off on Feasta’s submission in November 2002 to Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D, Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources towards a new ‘Statement of Strategy for Energy and Transport’

In a year where the ESB has been rightfully honoured for the Ardnacrusha scheme, which is deemed a milestone in engineering history it is very important that we match the vision of our founding fathers at the beginning of our state. Currently we appear to be following a generic energy policy which could with perhaps the exception of the peat stations be identical to any other developed country. It has nothing to do with Ireland and copies the policies of countries with large existing fossil fuel industries. Ireland is among the few developed countries which are still building its infrastructure …

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Ireland’s Transition to Renewable Energy: October 2002 conference

Oct 01, 2002 Comments Off on Ireland’s Transition to Renewable Energy: October 2002 conference

Date: October 30 to November 2 2002
Venue: Tipperary Institute, Thurles, Co Tipperary
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2002 Feasta Annual Lecture: People First – Justice in a Global Economy – Stan Thekaekara

Oct 01, 2002 Comments Off on 2002 Feasta Annual Lecture: People First – Justice in a Global Economy – Stan Thekaekara

Feasta Lecture 2002 “PEOPLE FIRST – Justice in a Global Economy” – Stan Thekaekara
Date: October 8-10 2002
Venue: Dublin, Galway and Cork
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So that was Johannesburg, Now what?: September 2002 conference

Sep 01, 2002 Comments Off on So that was Johannesburg, Now what?: September 2002 conference

Date: 21 September 2002
Venue: Dublin

Following the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Earth Summit) in Johannesburg, Feasta held a one day conference to examine the summit and to hear reports from Irish NGO participants.

The conference included a presentation by Brian O’Riordan from the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers on The Crisis in World and European Fish Stocks: Consequences for the Fishing Sectors and Local Livelihoods in West Africa.…

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Frank Rotering: An Economics for Humanity

Feb 08, 2002 Comments Off on Frank Rotering: An Economics for Humanity
Frank Rotering is a 54-year-old Canadian who lives near Vancouver and writes on economic issues. In this introduction he outlines his developing interest in economics and his attempt to formulate an economic theory for those concerned about humanity and nature.
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The First Feasta Review

Dec 11, 2001 Comments Off on The First Feasta Review

The Feasta ReviewRead this book online in its entirety

The Feasta Review was the first publication from the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability.

The Review gathers together many of the ideas that had been circulating among people associated with Feasta. For example, it carries the full texts and the graphics of the 1999 Feasta lecture by the heretic ex-World Bank economist, Herman Daly and the 2000 lecture by David Korten, author of 'When Corporations Rule The World'. Papers by other people who have spoken at Feasta meetings are included too.

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Seminar: ‘Strengthening the role of the Irish Higher Education community in support of sustainable development’

Nov 01, 2001 Comments Off on Seminar: ‘Strengthening the role of the Irish Higher Education community in support of sustainable development’


Date: 28 November 2001
Venue: The Development Studies Centre, Kimmage Manor, Dublin

A one day seminar presented by FEASTA, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability,
Tipperary Institute and The Development Studies Centre, Kimmage Manor

Wednesday 28th November 2001, 09.30 to 15.30 at the Tipperary Institute, Thurles, Co Tipperary

Workshops and Speakers included:
Richard Douthwaite, author of The Growth Illusion and Short Circuit: Strengthening Local Economies in an Unstable World.

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Introduction
Earlier in 2001, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) issued a set of guidelines for course providers about contributing to the …

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2001 Feasta Annual Lecture: The Lean Economy: a Vision of Civility for a World in Trouble – David Fleming

Sep 01, 2001 Comments Off on 2001 Feasta Annual Lecture: The Lean Economy: a Vision of Civility for a World in Trouble – David Fleming

Date: 30-31 October 2001
Venue: WWT, Castle Espie
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2000 Feasta Annual Lecture: The Civilising of Global Society – David Korten

Jul 01, 2000 Comments Off on 2000 Feasta Annual Lecture: The Civilising of Global Society – David Korten

Date: July 4 2000
Venue: Trinity College Dublin
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‘The Last Debate on Earth : Turning Problems into Solutions’

Jun 01, 2000 Comments Off on ‘The Last Debate on Earth : Turning Problems into Solutions’

Date: June 25 2000
Venue: Castle Espie
Feasta and Lagan Valley Permaculture were the facilitators of ‘ The Last Debate on Earth : Turning Problems into Solutions,’ which was the main event of the 2000 Green Living Fair. The debate featured Judith Hoad, Irvine Lavery, Marcus McCabe, Christopher Day the ecological architect, Bob Ornelas who is currently Deputy Mayor of Arcata in California, and Feasta’s Richard Douthwaite. …

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Convergence 00

Apr 01, 2000 Comments Off on Convergence 00

Date: April 22-May 1 2000
Venue: Temple Bar, Dublin

Feasta were the main partners in Convergence 00, a celebration of green, healthy and ethical living held in Temple Bar Dublin from Earth Day, 22nd of April to Labour Day, 1st of May.

Feasta were the main partner of Sustainable Ireland’s ‘Convergence Festival’ which took place in Dublin at the end of April. This celebration of green, healthy and ethical living was held at venues in and around Temple Bar. This 11 day festival set out to promote and popularise ‘sustainability’ with workshops, films, talks and seminars that explored the …

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Workshop: ‘Bringing together sustainable agriculture with sustainable economic development.’ – Liam Egerton

Mar 01, 2000 Comments Off on Workshop: ‘Bringing together sustainable agriculture with sustainable economic development.’ – Liam Egerton

Date: March 6 2000
Venue: Dublin Food Co-op

A workshop with Liam Egerton from The Foundation for Local Food Initiatives (UK), presented by Feasta with the Dublin Food Co-op

Held on Saturday the 3rd of June 2000 at the Dublin Food Co-op

The Foundation for Local Food Initiatives is increasingly concerned about food issues and are looking for sustainable local alternatives to global agribusiness.

The Bristol-based Foundation for Local Food Initiatives is a not-for-profit co-operative company founded by some of the leading UK professionals in the fields of local food economies, sustainable agriculture, social regeneration and environmental management. Their aim …

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