Potential Impacts of a Global Cap and Share Scheme on South Africa

cs_sa_coverThe BRICSA countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are likely to play key roles in deciding the type of climate agreement that follows Kyoto. How likely are they to favour Cap and Share? Feasta intends to produce studies of the effects that Cap and Share might have on each. The pilot study, of the likely effects on South Africa, has just been completed by Jeremy Wakeford of South African New Economics. It will be used as a model for the remaining four reports.

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.

Feasta workshop in Kerry

Date and Time: 9th-12-September 2008
Venue: Rossbeigh, Co.Kerry, Ireland

This 3-day residential workshop’s purpose is to explore the application of Stafford Beer’s Viable Systems Model to the ‘wicked problem’ of responding to climate change, including Feasta’s proposal for global citizens to establish a Global Climate Trust.

The workshop will be facilitated by Angela Espinosa and Jon Walker.

If you are interested, please contact John Jopling at johnj [at] thevillage.ie and he will give you more details. We will share the out-of-pocket costs.

Cap and Share Stakeholder Workshop

The Morgan, 10 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Wednesday 27th August 2008

Programme:

10.50:

Registration and coffee

11.00:

Welcome from Professor Frank Convery

11.10:

Presentation from Mark Johnson (AEA Energy and Environment)

11.30:

Presentation from Cambridge Econometrics project team

11.50:

Questions and answers on project presentation

12.00:

Panel discussion

Panel members:

David Browne (Department of Transport)

Kelley Ann Kizzier (EPA)

Richard Douthwaite (FEASTA)

Seamus Boland (Irish Rural Link)

12.30:

Working lunch, open forum and questions and answers

13.45:

Close

About the Cap and Share Project

In December 2007, Comhar Sustainable Development Council commissioned a major piece of research into …

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.