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Draft report: Promoting Closed Loop Agricultural Practices for Biodiversity Enhancement

Jan 12, 2016 No Comments by
We welcome comments on this draft report which has been submitted to the Irish Environmental Network by Feidhlim Hardy, on behalf of Feasta.
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Commoning

Dec 10, 2015 No Comments by
In a second excerpt from his book Credo, Brian Davey explores the features of sustainable commons and the extent of commons today. He describes the practice of commoning as a possible response to the ecological crisis - a topic of much relevance to the current COP21 negotiations on climate.
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Feasta co-founder John Jopling steps down as Trustee

Nov 23, 2015 Comments Off on Feasta co-founder John Jopling steps down as Trustee by
On Saturday last (21st November 2015) a significant event took place at the Feasta AGM in Dublin. John Jopling, who was instigative in the foundation of Feasta in 1998, attended his last Feasta meeting as a Trustee.
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The Paris agenda: leave fossil fuels in the ground, auction permits, protect people

Oct 29, 2015 Comments Off on The Paris agenda: leave fossil fuels in the ground, auction permits, protect people by
Mike Sandler writes that the math is clear: there is a carbon bubble. The science on climate change indicates that there is no time for low initial national "contributions" with "ratcheting up ambition" after 5 or 10 year review periods.
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Environmental NGOs: be more specific for Paris

Sep 27, 2015 Comments Off on Environmental NGOs: be more specific for Paris by
If the NGO community can unify its cacophony of demands, a major outcome from Paris may be a citizen's movement calling for a Global Climate Trust that will keep the fossil fuels in the ground and give humanity a chance to stabilize the climate. By Mike Sandler.
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Update on the climate change litigation mock trial

Sep 19, 2015 Comments Off on Update on the climate change litigation mock trial by
Here's an update from David Knight on the mock trial that Feasta climate group members are organising along with a team of legal collaborators, which will take place in January 2016 at University College London, as a precursor to a real trial. The team is inspired and encouraged by the recent legal victory in the Netherlands on climate change. David writes "the mock and real trial are likely to cause a stir in Westminster and generate a lot of useful publicity".
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An introduction to ecological economics

Sep 14, 2015 3 Comments by
This updated essay by Brian Davey forms part of a Nottingham University open source radical engineering course. It explains where economic growth comes from, rival understandings of it in economics and what problems it causes. It also introduces “ecological economics” which is a concept system that recognises these problems and seeks solutions to them within the bio-physical carrying capacity of the planet.
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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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Greece to be a debtors’ prison: email exchange

Jul 06, 2015 Comments Off on Greece to be a debtors’ prison: email exchange
In the interests of transparency we're publishing this exchange of emails relating to the Greek financial crisis.
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“Even the pope gets it – carbon markets won’t fix the climate”

Jun 23, 2015 Comments Off on “Even the pope gets it – carbon markets won’t fix the climate”

Good article on the problems with carbon offsets: “Carbon markets are in fact designed to seek out cheap emissions reductions such as HFC-23 destruction over fundamental structural changes to energy systems away from fossil fuels and towards renewables.” But see also Aubrey Meyer’s comment at the end: the root of the problem is that there is currently no “budget” – ie limit or cap – for carbon. …

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Art of Commoning: the P2P Summer School

Jun 16, 2015 8 Comments

August 25th – 27th, 2015
Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary, Ireland
www.openeverything.ie

This event, which is organised by the Peer to Peer Foundation, WeCreate and Cultivate, builds on the experience of The Art of Commoning, held in autumn 2014 in Montréal and the Open Everything – Collaborative Economy Convergence held in Ireland in September 2014.

The Summer School will be grounded in the actual practice of collaboration and finding synergies. Some theoretical input, both on P2P and Art of Hosting, will also be offered – mostly in short modules. New developments in P2P and commoning will be shared by Michel Bauwens, Silke …

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Basic income (BI) & intentional currencies

Jun 10, 2015 Comments Off on Basic income (BI) & intentional currencies
If a Basic Income is indeed a Good Thing, then new currencies will increasingly seek to build it into their design from the outset. This article by Graham Barnes looks at the rationale for BI and at implications for currencies that incorporate BI as one of their currency issuance mechanisms.
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Septic Tank Options and Alternatives: Review by Seán Conlan

Apr 17, 2015 Comments Off on Septic Tank Options and Alternatives: Review by Seán Conlan
Seán Conlan writes "The overall objective of the book as an ‘unapproved’ pathway and guide is admirably achieved and offers unique insights for those who are struggling with sewage systems which are either poorly installed, or who are burdened with soils which are unsuitable for percolation."
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