Public Meeting: How thinking about the climate crisis needs to change

Jan 01, 2008 Comments Off on Public Meeting: How thinking about the climate crisis needs to change

Chaired by Emer O Siochru of Cap-and-Share Ireland

Speakers:

The problems

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.

The solutions

Peter Barnes of …

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‘The Downside of Up’ – A Short FEASTA Course

Sep 01, 2007 Comments Off on ‘The Downside of Up’ – A Short FEASTA Course

Tuesdays 25th Sept & 2nd Oct 2007| Cultivate Centre | 7.30-9.30pm | €40 |

A short FEASTA course with David Korowicz on how economic growth eats itself, the environment, and makes society poorer. Explores the idea and operation of the global economy in the context of the wider eco-system in which it is situated. The continuing desire for economic growth, by its nature, will require ever more inputs of materials and energy. At the same time, it generates more and more waste such as greenhouse gasses. Is such an economy sustainable? Does it make us more content? Indeed, what is …

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Feasta Energy and Climate Group – Public meeting

Jul 01, 2007 Comments Off on Feasta Energy and Climate Group – Public meeting

Date: Friday, 27th July, 7.30 pm, sharp.
Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
An evening of presentations and discussions on the theme:

climate change, peak oil and global equity
by members of the group.

Members of the group, including those visiting from Britain for the annual meeting at Glencree, presented the latest information on the timing of the peaks in oil, gas and coal production and how this relates to the climate crisis. Other topics included a discussion on whether the EU’s target of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees C above the pre-industrial level is …

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Climate Change, Oil and Gas Depletion- Paul Mobbs, Brian Davey and Seamus Garvey (chair)

Jun 01, 2007 Comments Off on Climate Change, Oil and Gas Depletion- Paul Mobbs, Brian Davey and Seamus Garvey (chair)

Date: Wednesday 6th June – 7.30pm
Venue: The Mechanics Institute, 3 North Sherwood Street (nr junction with Shakespeare Street), Nottingham, UK.
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Emissions Rationing and the Oil Price Crisis

Mar 10, 2007 Comments Off on Emissions Rationing and the Oil Price Crisis

This briefing paper examines a way in which the poor in many countries could be protected if, as oil and gas get scarcer, their cost goes higher and higher over the years ahead.

The content of this briefing paper is included below, or download the original document.
This document is an updated version of a November 2005 document.

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“Peak Oil and Climate Change: What is to be Done?” – Richard Douthwaite

Feb 01, 2007 Comments Off on “Peak Oil and Climate Change: What is to be Done?” – Richard Douthwaite

Date: Wednesday, February 7 at 7.30 p.m
Venue: O’ Cadhain Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
A public lecture, organised by The Centre for the Study of the Platonic Tradition and the Programme in Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies. …

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Why confusion exists over when the oil peak will occur

Jan 12, 2007 Comments Off on Why confusion exists over when the oil peak will occur

This paper argues that the main reason why there is such a wide range of estimates about when oil peak will happen is one of definition: experts differ as to which type of oil we should be most concerned about. …

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Response to the Green Paper: Towards a Sustainable Energy Future for Ireland

Jan 03, 2007 Comments Off on Response to the Green Paper: Towards a Sustainable Energy Future for Ireland

The Irish Government’s Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources published its Energy Green Paper, a discussion document on the country’s future energy supplies, on October 1st, and invited anyone interested to comment by December 1st. The Green Paper can be downloaded here in pdf format. The 98 comments the Department received have been posted on its website, here. Amazingly, the Green Paper ignored the near-certainty that global oil production will peak within the next 25 years. The only submissions which criticised the Department for this came from Feasta and from people associated with it or influenced by it. …

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Life After Oil: Breaking the Habit – David Fleming, Ron Oxburgh, Michael Meacher and Richard Heinberg

Nov 01, 2006 Comments Off on Life After Oil: Breaking the Habit – David Fleming, Ron Oxburgh, Michael Meacher and Richard Heinberg

Date: November 12-24, 2006
Venue: Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Devon TQ9 6EA, UK…

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Joined Up Thinking and Sustainability

Sep 22, 2006 Comments Off on Joined Up Thinking and Sustainability

Two Feasta Courses

The Cultivate Centre for Sustainable Living and Learning hosted two FEASTA courses in autumn 2006. Cultivate is located in Temple Bar (address below) and bookings can be made at Cultivate 01 6745773

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The Economic Challenge of Sustainability

Aug 13, 2006 Comments Off on The Economic Challenge of Sustainability

This paper, which was written for CORI Justice, gives an overview of Feasta’s ideas about economic growth, money systems, peak oil, and the need for a land value tax and for citizen carbon quotas.

by Richard Douthwaite and Emer Ó Siochrú

The full document is included below, or download a PDF version.…

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Peak Opportunity – Food, Energy and Community – talk by Graham Strauts

May 01, 2006 Comments Off on Peak Opportunity – Food, Energy and Community – talk by Graham Strauts


Date: Thursday 25th May 2006, 8 pm
Venue: KDYS Killarney Youth Centre
, next to the Franciscan Friary, in the centre of Killarney…

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Peak Oil: Business Threats and Opportunities – conference held by ASPO

May 01, 2006 Comments Off on Peak Oil: Business Threats and Opportunities – conference held by ASPO

Date: Wednesday May 31st 2006 9.30am – 2.00pm (inclusive of lunch)
Venue: Maryborough Hotel and Spa, Douglas, Cork City…

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