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New project for addressing climate change

Feasta is launching an ambitious new project for addressing climate change on an international level. Just as a group of Swiss citizens, who were tired of appealing to warring armies to treat civilians and prisoners decently, set up the International Red Cross 150 years ago by calling a conference and inviting the governments that bothered to attend to subscribe to the IRC’s principles, we intend to adopt the same approach on climate change. Find out more about the project in Feasta’s discussion forum here.…

Irish Green Gathering 2008

Date and Time: 8th-10th August 2008
Venue: Woodbrook House, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Three members of Feasta made presentations as part of the Irish Green Gathering on the 8th-10th August, 2008. On Saturday, David Korowicz spoke about Climate Change and Sustainability, and John Jopling spoke about The Global Atmosphere Trust. On Sunday Bruce Darrell spoke about food security and the possibilities of biochar.

Read more about the Gathering and get a schedule at http://www.irishgreengathering.com.…

Cap and Share – Evening meeting for Feasta members in Dublin

Feasta held three events in Dublin on Wednesday, June 25th to launch two new Cap and Share documents.

The first event was a lunch-time meeting with the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, to which Feasta belongs, to try to persuade them that the best way for the SCC to achieve its aim of having the government put a price on carbon this year is for the SCC to demand that the adoption of Cap and Share be announced in the December budget. The second meeting in the afternoon was a briefing for TDs and senators in Leinster House.

The third event …

Cap and Share – A fair way to cut greenhouse emissions

Drastic cuts in the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are required to avoid a climate catastrophe. A worldwide agreement to secure such cuts will be impossible to negotiate unless both the pain and the benefits are shared equitably around the world. Moreover, the sharing system must be robust enough to ensure that the cuts agreed actually happen. Cap & Share is both robust and equitable. It has the additional advantage that, until it is adopted globally, it can be used by individual countries to make sure their emissions take a downward path. This 32 page Feasta booklet explains how C&S could …