Archive for Powerpoint

Earth, Air, Fire and Water: Evolving Global Commoning

Jun 06, 2013 No Comments by
This short presentation was prepared by Brian Davey for a side event at the recent “Economics and the Commons” conference held in Berlin. It provides practical suggestions for the formation of a global commons partnership of participants and practitioners in existing commons, in order to help defend them and to develop new commons-based projects.
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Degrowth in Slovenia

May 02, 2013 1 Comment by
This talk given by Brian Davey last month in Slovenia describes many of the challenges faced by small peripheral states in the current world economy and provides an overview of solutions put forward by Feasta and its partners.
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Economics and Moral Philosophy

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments by
In this talk given to the Cafe Economique in Nottingham on August 30 Brian Davey takes us on a lightning tour of economic thought from the ancient Greeks onwards, describing the increasingly shaky relationship between economics and moral philosophy.
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Climate Change and Peak Oil: two sides of the same coin?

Jul 13, 2012 No Comments 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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Fracking good or fracking bad?

May 26, 2012 3 Comments by
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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The biofuel delusion: synopsis of the argument and implications for ZeroCarbonBritain 2030’s land use proposals

Apr 20, 2012 1 Comment by
Nick Bardsley, a Feasta member and lecturer in climate change economics at the University of Reading, has prepared a slideshow presentation for the recent Feasta Climate Group weekend which is now available for download. In it he discusses the problems associated with a biofuel-based economy, drawing on the work of energetics analysts Mario Giampietro and Kozo Mayumi. Nick also discusses his own challenges as a lecturer in ecological economics.
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New articles about the Liquidity Network and debt-free currency

May 19, 2010 No Comments by

The Liquidity Network group, which is developing a debt-free currency, submitted this entry to the Your Country, Your Call contest, which will award two €100,000 prizes later in the year. An article in the May issue of Construct Ireland magazine about the group’s plans is here.

You can also download a powerpoint file of a talk that Richard Douthwaite recently gave at the Degrowth conference in Barcelona here. …

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Things Fall Apart: Talk by David Korowicz

Aug 04, 2009 No Comments

Over on the Oil Drum website you can now download a presentation given by Feasta’s David Korowicz at the ASPO/Oil Drum conference in Alcatraz, Italy in June 2009. The talk is entitled “Things Fall Apart: Complexity, Supply Chains, Infrastructure & Collapse“…

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Slideshow on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme from the UNSCD meeting

May 12, 2006 No Comments

by Nicola Creighton

This year was a ‘review year’ at the 14th session of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development in New York, but there was nonetheless an unstated core topic, both at the official and the side events: energy, with a recurrent focus on energy access for developing countries. FEASTA’s focus at CSD was on gaining support for a substantial review of the EU’s deeply flawed Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).…

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Taming the Tiger

Nov 08, 2004 No Comments

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Introduction to the Second Feasta Review by John Jopling

Why the growth tiger is unsustainable and what can be done about it.

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