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The Money Mess conference

Oct 31, 2013 Comments Off by
You can now see videos from the one-day conference hosted by Feasta and Sensible Money on May 31st to explore the consequences of our malfunctioning money system and some of the proposals for its reform, replacement or supplement.
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National strategies for dealing with Ireland’s debt crisis: exploring the options – September 22-23 2011

Sep 17, 2011 Comments Off by
Feasta’s Autumn conference examined measures that this country could adopt to secure its economic future which would not leave it reliant on external factors largely outside of its control. Scenarios explored included the potential collapse of the eurozone. The conference featured prominent international and Irish economists and was aimed at economists, politicians, policy-makers, business people, social partners, and other key decision-makers. Conference videos Conference programme (pdf)
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Lessons from the Crisis: Money, Taxes and Saving in a Changing World – May 9th 2011

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A day-long conference organised by the Smart Taxes Network and TASC, which will showcase an alternative set of economic policies that aims to recover economic control, staunch the loss of jobs and emigration and create a secure future for young and old in Ireland. Featuring international and national speakers from the cutting edge of progressive and sustainable economic fields.
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The New Emergency: June 2009 conference

Jun 08, 2009 Comments Off by

Almost 70 years ago, the outbreak of World War II forced the Irish Government to declare a state of national emergency. The Emergency Powers Act of September 1939 gave it the authority “to make provisions for the maintenance of public order and for the provision and control of supplies and services essential to the life of the community.” Today a similar attitude is needed to address an emergency of a different and even more compelling kind: global economic collapse, combined with crises in climate change, water and energy supply, soil erosion, and the massive over-exploitation of natural resources. The extraordinary …

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Energy Prices and Ireland’s Future: October 2005 conference

Oct 01, 2005 Comments Off by

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2005
Venue: Cultivate, Temple Bar, Dublin

Conference Announcement –
Energy Prices and Ireland’s Future

Without the cheap fossil energy that has fuelled economic growth since the industrial revolution our economies will change radically. What steps should be taken to ensure that Ireland can continue to thrive in a world where supplies of oil and gas are increasingly constrained if increasing energy demand is driving prices higher and higher?

How high will oil and gas prices go?

Will economic growth continue at its present pace?

How will changes in price affect the Irish economy and our way

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Food security in an energy-scarce world: June 2005 conference

Jun 01, 2005 Comments Off by

INTRODUCTION

Feasta held a major international conference on June 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2005, at the Faculty of Agri-Food and the Environment, University College Dublin, Ireland.

The systems that produce the world’s food supply are heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Vast amounts of oil and gas are used as raw materials and energy in the manufacture of fertilisers and pesticides, and as cheap and readily available energy at all stages of food production; from planting, irrigation, feeding and harvesting, through to processing, distribution and packaging. In addition, fossil fuels are essential in the construction and the repair of equipment and …

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Debt, Climate and Global Justice: April 2004 conference

Apr 28, 2004 Comments Off by

A conference jointly organised by Feasta and the Debt and Development Coalition Ireland on the links between climate change, the debt crisis and global inequity

Held in association with the New Economics Foundation, Jubilee Research, the Global Commons Institute, Friends of the Irish Environment and GRIAN, the Irish arm of the Climate Action Network. With contributions via a live video link from a simultaneous conference on the same topics in South Africa.…

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Land: The Claim of the Community: October 2003 conference

Oct 01, 2003 Comments Off

An international conference to explore initiatives in affordable housing, infrastructure provision and local government finance.

9th and 10th October 2003

This event was extremely timely: all levels of Irish government and society are beginning to address the core issues of land ownership, review initiatives abroad and suggest workable mechanisms to deliver social cohesion and sustainable development in Ireland.

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The problem in Ireland
Symptoms and causes. The unsustainable costs of home ownership. Homelessness and the pressures on tenants in the private rented sector. Difficulties of acquiring land for social housing. The rural …

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Ireland’s Transition to Renewable Energy: October 2002 conference

Oct 01, 2002 Comments Off

Date: October 30 to November 2 2002
Venue: Tipperary Institute, Thurles, Co Tipperary
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So that was Johannesburg, Now what?: September 2002 conference

Sep 01, 2002 Comments Off

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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Energy, Money and Growth: February 1999 Conference

Feb 19, 1999 Comments Off

A conference on the peaking of oil production, climate change, money and economic growth held at Trinity’s Goldsmith Hall, Pearse Street, Dublin.

On the 19th and 20th of February 1999, Feasta held a conference on the questions raised by Richard Douthwaite in his two new books, the second edition of “The Growth Illusion” and “The Ecology of Money.”

The conference featured speakers James Robertson, Dr. Colin Campbell and Richard Douthwaite, with workshops and panel contributions by Aubrey Meyer (Global Commons Institute, London), Jane King and Professor Malcolm Slesser (Resource Use Institute, Edinburgh), Mary Kelly (IBEC), David O’Kelly (FEASTA), and Serene …

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