The Smart Taxes Network has just submitted an Implementation Paper to the Irish Government which aims to provide policymakers with guidance on the implementation of Site Value Tax in Ireland, assessing actual and possible obstacles, and providing solutions. You can read a summary and download the full report here.…
Farming Independent July 13th 2010 by Paul Melia
The state faces the prospect of paying more than €250m buying bogs on which turf- cutting is no longer allowed.
Farmers could be set for a massive windfall after a report commissioned by…
2010 Feasta Annual Lecture: Making Sense of the Financial Crisis in the Era of Peak Oil – Stoneleigh
Nicole Foss, Energy Consultant and Financial Blogger, presented the Feasta Annual Lecture at The Greenhouse,17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2.
Tuesday 3rd August 2010 at 7pm.
Entry €10 – €5 Feasta members/ unwaged.
Peak Oil and the collapse of global Ponzi finance are a “perfect storm” of converging phenomena that threaten to sink our age of prosperity through wealth destruction, social discontent, and global conflict.
Foss, who blogs under the name “Stoneleigh” at the website The Automatic Earth (www.theautomaticearth.blogspot.com), discussed the many converging factors that are contributing to the multi-faceted predicament we face today, and how individuals can …
Cap and Share Meeting
Birmingham, Thursday 15th July 2010, 1.30 – 5.00pm.
A Cap and Share UK meeting took place at Birmingham Voluntary Service Council Conference Centre (Address 138 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DR, tel. 0121 643 4343, or see www.bvsc.org)
(1) Developments since the last meeting in Winchester – including the UNEP, Ireland, ZCB 2030, discussions with colleagues in the USA and Germany (commons’ alliances), the upcoming Cap and Share video.
(2) Finance Report
(3) Upcoming Cap and Share Book, with short presentations from on content from the co-authors on the themes of the book. (See below for more details.)
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.…