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Update on the “Sink or Sue” climate litigation project

Nov 06, 2014 Comments Off by
Here's an update by David Knight on the Feasta climate group's plan to organize a mock trial next year, in partnership with a large group of allies, many of whom already have legal experience relating to climate change. The mock trial will be an initial step towards a real court action and would develop and test a claim against a fictitious British Fossil fuel company for contributing to the damage caused by climate change.
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Lessons learnt from the not-so-radical Tyndall emissions conference

Feb 22, 2014 Comments Off 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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“Fresh approaches to tackling climate change” FEASTA climate group workshop

Jul 05, 2013 Comments Off by
Governments aren't tackling the climate crisis - so what can be done? That is the question that Feasta climate group members sought to answer in two cutting edge workshops in Winchester at the end of June. Uniquely, the two day workshop brought together lawyers, social scientists, ecological economists and climate change activists who were briefed on the science of sea level rise and extreme weather events by two leading climate scientists.
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Revolution Justified: Review

Dec 04, 2012 5 Comments by
by John Jopling. How could governments be forced to take the necessary measures to address climate change? In his book Revolution Justified, Roger Cox suggests that legal action may provide the best way forward; an idea shared by many in Feasta's climate group.
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Cap and Share in India (from Sharing for Survival)

Nov 20, 2012 Comments Off by
Should the funds from Cap and Share be distributed equally to individuals or are there better ways of using them? Indians are even more in need of financial help than those suffering from austerity programmes in the west, but James Bruges explains why he believes it would be better to distribute to community organisations in India. He starts his chapter of Sharing for Survival with some comments on climate and also covers related economic issues.
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Cap and Share in Pictures (from Sharing for Survival)

Aug 21, 2012 Comments Off by
This chapter by Laurence Matthews from our latest book illustrates some features of Cap & Share, a programme for gradually eliminating global fossil fuel use which places a strong emphasis on fairness and equity.
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Climate Change and Peak Oil: two sides of the same coin?

Jul 13, 2012 Comments Off by
This talk given by David Knight on July 4th describes three possible future scenarios: runaway climate change; collapse triggered by peak oil; and "green future". He takes into account recent claims that peak oil can be postponed by the adoption of unconventional methods of oil production, and he concludes by presenting a wish list of actions by governments and citizens.
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Preface to Sharing for Survival

Jun 11, 2012 Comments Off
Brian Davey's preface to our new book Sharing for Survival: Restoring the Climate, the Commons and Society describes climate change as a 'wicked problem', with no single, clear solution. The book therefore presents a patchwork-quilt-style diversity of responses to climate mitigation. Although the authors may differ in the specifics of what they suggest, they are united by their concern for effectiveness and equity.
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Fracking good or fracking bad?

May 26, 2012 3 Comments
At the Feasta climate weekend in Wales last month David Knight gave a presentation on 'fracking': the use of unconventional methods for extracting natural gas. Fracking has become the subject of much controversy on both sides of the Atlantic as the energy industry lobbies for its widespread adoption. Knight discussed its viability in terms of energy return on investment, its potential as a pollutant and its effect on climate change. You can download his powerpoint slides from this site now, along with the script he used while giving the presentation.
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New Feasta submission to the Consultation on Climate Change Policy

May 10, 2012 Comments Off
Feasta recently made a submission to the Irish government's Consultation on Climate Change policy. It addresses fossil fuel emissions, carbon cycles and sinks, the transition to a sustainable economy and lastly the need for a climate law.
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Posters available for the Occupy movement

Nov 11, 2011 Comments Off
Feasta member Brian Davey has produced several posters for use at Occupy camps which can be downloaded for free here. They make use of creative graphics in order to explore the nature of the current financial crisis, the energy and banking crises, financial predation, and the connection between the Occupy movements and climate change.
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Cap & Share: simple is beautiful

Jul 22, 2011 Comments Off
In this week's article from Fleeing Vesuvius, Laurence Matthews discusses Cap & Share: a fair, effective, cheap, empowering and simple way to reduce emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. It could form the basis of a wider global climate framework but how realistic is it to call for its introduction?
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Basic Income from Commons : letter to Obama

May 18, 2011 Comments Off
Smart Taxes likes the basic income idea which we have developed in various contexts in Feasta. We believe it does not cut across the guaranteed job proposal under MMT. In fact, money/currency treated as a commons instead of a public good works rather well in the euro-zone situation where most member states are resistant to political integration. [...]
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