Date and Time: 4th May – 22nd June 2010 (eight week course, one evening a week)
Venue: Cultivate, The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew St., Dublin 2, Ireland.
More information can be found at the Cultivate website, or by calling 01-6745773…
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.
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. …
Date and Time: 20-21 November 2009
Venue: Discovery Centre, Winchester, UK
Including presentations by Feasta members:
- Richard Douthwaite (Feasta) Why Cap Emissions if Peak Oil is Coming Anyway?
- Brian Davey (Cap + Share UK) Climate Policy under Conditions of Contraction: When Complex Solutions Go Pear Shaped
- Richard Douthwaite (Feasta) How a community can fund its own energy supply …
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“…
You can now watch a video of a Feasta presentation from June 3rd at the Cork Environmental Forum (CEF), on Sustainable Economics and the Global Ecosystem. The video is available on the CEF website here. …
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
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; …
Over on Oliver Moore’s blog you can read a recent interview which Feasta’s Richard Douthwaite did for the Irish Examiner, in which he discusses farming’s future sustainability. …
Chaired by Emer O Siochru of Cap-and-Share Ireland
David Wasdell of the Meridian Programme
The pace at which climate change is already taking place has not been taken into account by politicians, policymakers and even the UN. Many feedback mechanisms have been ignored.
Richard Douthwaite of Feasta
Peak oil and climate change both mean that the use of fossil fuels has to be rationed in some way. Unless this is done, the income gap between those who can afford to use energy and those who can’t will widen considerably. Millions will starve.
Peter Barnes of …