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Reflections on the Rights of Nature conference

Feb 10, 2015 Comments Off by
Brian Davey discusses some of the differences between indigenous and non-indigenous people and how this affects global ecological politics.
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The Mainstream Money Mess – three aspects… and what they mean for new money-forms

Feb 02, 2015 Comments Off by
This article by Graham Barnes looks at three of the most poisonous aspects of Mainstream Money from the perspective of a currency designer exploring new money-forms.
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Beyond Globalization: The Legacy of Richard Douthwaite (1942 – 2011) for a Degrowth Economy

Jan 07, 2015 Comments Off by
To usher in the New Year, here's a paper by Willi Kiefel on Feasta co-founder Richard Douthwaite's profound and lasting impact on the green movement in Ireland.
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Response by Giorgos Kallis to Brian Davey’s review of Degrowth

Dec 22, 2014 Comments Off by
"A social change, if it is to take place, requires desire, materialized into an alternative political vision, a vision driven by a quest for the enjoyment of life, not by fear of a looming disaster, or a pure survivalist spirit," argues Giorgos Kallis, one of the editors of Degrowth. A Vocabulary for a New Era. We're publishing his detailed and thought-provoking comments as a guest post.
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Divestment from fossil fuels: a critical appraisal

Dec 18, 2014 Comments Off by
David Knight considers four possible reasons for divestment from fossil fuels. He concludes that divestment can help to bring about changes needed to tackle the negative impacts of fossil fuel production and use, but it cannot substitute for concerted and rigorous action at international and national governmental levels to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
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The oil price collapse and climate policy

Dec 15, 2014 Comments Off by
Brian Davey explains why, despite current shifts in the oil market, the need for a global carbon cap imposed in an equitable fashion is still as strong as ever.
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‘Over the edge…’ An online panel discussion on shaping the future of healthcare and education

Nov 14, 2014 Comments Off by
This online panel discussion, to be held on Friday November 28, is designed to explore new forms of education, intergenerational education and other emerging issues affecting healthcare and education. Four innovative thinkers - Dave Cormier, Allenna Leonard, John Walker and David Somekh - will be on the discussion panel, and Feasta trustee Seán Conlan will facilitate.
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Irish Doctors’ Environmental Association Public Meeting 2014

Oct 27, 2014 Comments Off
This meeting will take place on November 1st at 14:00, at the Teacher's Club in Parnell Square, Dublin. Topics covered will include " Sustainable Energy and Potential Adverse Health Effects", "Water fluoridation’s association with asthma", "Electromagnetic Radiation and Smart Meters" and "The Ecosystems Approach to Environmental Problems".
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23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang: Review

Oct 16, 2014 Comments Off
Graham Barnes writes "There were so many tweetable gems in the 260 pages of this book, that I had to exercise self control or be suspected of agency status."
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Feasta climate group weekend, 31st October – 3 November 2014

Oct 13, 2014 Comments Off
This year's climate group meeting will have an overall theme of 'climate j
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Schools of thought on degrowth

Oct 02, 2014 1 Comment
Brian Davey provides some reflections on the recent Degrowth conference, identifying different strains of thought within the Degrowth movement. He believes that "the diversity between the left and the greens can give rise to complementary relationships rather than being sources of deep division and antagonism."
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Fourth International Degrowth Conference: report by Seán Conlan

Sep 26, 2014 Comments Off
Seán Conlan was very impressed by the spirit of enquiry and creativity at the recent degrowth conference in Leipzig. You can read his impressions here. Other reports on the conference from Feasta members will be following shortly.
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The Savory Institute conference on grassland management (Part 2): report by Martin Peck

Aug 16, 2014 1 Comment
Martin Peck was impressed with the Savory conference: "It was a privilege. People from all over the world talking and listening to each other essentially about survival and how we can reverse our destructive behaviour on our earth through regenerative agriculture in its many forms. It is possible."
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