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Divestment from fossil fuels: a critical appraisal

Dec 18, 2014 No Comments 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 No Comments 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 by
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 by
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 by
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 by
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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The Savory Institute conference on grassland management (Part 1): report by Nick Bardsley

Aug 14, 2014 3 Comments
Many Feasta members will already be familiar with the pioneering work of Allan Savory and the Savory Institute in regenerating degraded rangelands. Nick Bardsley and Martin Peck attended the Institute's recent conference and have each provided reports on it which you can read here (Martin's report will follow shortly).
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Community Energy in Ireland (Part 2)

Aug 09, 2014 Comments Off
In the second part of his commentary on the Community Energy Position Policy Paper, Erik-Jan van Oosten suggests some creative means to achieve financing for renewable energy projects.
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Anti-fracking poster for farmers

Aug 02, 2014 Comments Off
Brian Davey has produced another poster with information about fracking, and also provided some links to resources.
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The Deprecated Domain: the pros and cons of designed exclusion

Jul 10, 2014 Comments Off
One way to identify what you want to promote is to specify what you want to dissociate from. That's the Deprecated Domain. And it's OK to progressively withdraw from it. In the latest in a series of related articles on the Feasta blog Graham Barnes makes a case for doing just that with the mainstream financial system. @GrahamJBarnes
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