Richard Douthwaite

Curing the Climate: It’s not just about cutting fossil fuels, you know

An evening of presentations and discussion, chaired by Molly Walsh of Friends of the Earth.

The international effort to prevent catastrophic climate change has concentrated on carbon dioxide reductions and other possible part-solutions such as reducing black carbon have been ignored. Richard Douthwaite of Feasta presented the case for a more diversified approach to the climate crisis and, in a second presentation, Corinna Byrne of the Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network set out ways in which changes in the way the land is used can remove some of the carbon already in the air.

On the Money: A 5-day workshop on tools for the design of community currencies

organised by Findhorn College

The way that money works today is one of the great invisible (to most) drivers of our rapacious earth – and community-devouring economy. So much so that Richard Douthwaite has said:

“If people living in an area cannot trade among themselves without using money issued by outsiders, their local economy will always be at the mercy of events elsewhere. The first step is for any community aiming to become more self-reliant is therefore to establish its own currency system”.

It is with this very much in mind that Findhorn College has created a 5-day course …

New articles about the Liquidity Network and debt-free currency

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.

Designing Financial Institutions for a Shrinking Economy – Richard Douthwaite

This event forms part of the day-long seminar “Investing in Ourselves: Realising Jobs and Capital for Communities”.

Date and Time: 10.00 – 16.00 on Tues 1st June 2010. (€30)

Venue: St Kieran’s Hall, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

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The transition to low carbon: policy frameworks and community action

Date and Time: 20-21 November 2009
Venue: Discovery Centre, Winchester, UK
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Including presentations by Feasta members: