fossil fuels

Planning Our Retreat from Fossil Fuels: Exploring the Ramifications of Peak Oil – John Gibbons, David Korowicz (Feasta), Richard O’Rourke (ASPO), and Minister Eamon Ryan.

This event formed part of the 15th Convergence Festival.

Date and Time: 7pm on Wed 26th May. (€10)

Venue: Cultivate, The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew St., Dublin 2, Ireland.

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Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production – An Outline Review

The report Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production, by David Korowicz of Feasta and the Risk/Resilience Network, is now available for download. The report argues that the defining dynamic of our civilisation is the withdrawal of energy from a complex and integrated system adapted only to growing. A managed “de-growth” is impossible; what is required is rapid emergency planning coupled with a plan for longer-term adaptation.

Two Climate Change Presentations – Brian Davey and Professor Mark Maslin

Date and Time: 7.15 pm, Friday, February 27th ’09
Venue: Friday: McClelland Room, Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin 2

Mobilising for the Climate Emergency

Brian Davey, Feasta

Climate scientists are now saying that targets for greenhouse gas stabilisation should be lower than 350ppm CO2, perhaps even below 300ppm. To achieve these very low greenhouse gas concentrations would involve re-allocations of economic resources on a scale not previously achieved in anything other than war or revolution. So, how can the necessary massive changes, not just in what we consume, but to how we work and live our lives, be motivated? How …

Converging Crises, Policy Responses – Feasta seminar series

Converging Crises, Policy Responses – Feasta Seminar Series

Date and Time: 12 noon, 1 Friday followed by 4 Thursdays in June and July 2008
Venue: Irish Architectural Archive building, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
This series of seminars was aimed primarily at policymakers, however Feasta members were most welcome too.

The five seminars are as follows:

The Future’s Not What it Used to Be, Friday 13th June
David Korowicz


Many of our civilisation’s key resources have become more tightly coupled and are under increasing strain. We look at the systemic interactions of energy, greenhouse gasses, food, and the macroeconomy; …