Community Resilience Discussion Evening

Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta organised a discussion evening with a view to building a resilient community in the face of current economic collapse and fuel depletion. This took place on Saturday evening at 8.00 pm 20th November 2010 at Halla Pobail Chamuis, Camus Community Centre, Camus, Co Galway.

The aim of the evening was to discuss sustainable ways of living in our community which respects equality for everyone without compromising the future of generations to come.

There was a committed panel of speakers who were all interested in helping build community resilience to changing global, national and local circumstances, particularly …

Stakeholder Conference – Environmental Tax Reform

Comhar Sustainable Development Council, in collaboration with the
European Environment Agency, UCD Earth Sciences Institute, Smart Taxes
and Feasta organised a Stakeholder Conference on
Environmental Tax Reform on Friday 29th October 2010.

Venue: Clarion Hotel, IFSC, Dublin 1

The day was opened by John Gormley, TD, Irish Minister for Environment,
Heritage and Local Government, and also included Jacqui McGlade,
Director of EEA, on perspectives for greening our economy with
environmental tax reform, Paul Ekins (UCL) on the potential role of
ETR in financial crisis, Thomas Conefrey and Sean Lyons (ESRI)
re-visiting the impacts of the carbon tax in …

Politics of the 21st Century: Reviving the Commons for the Benefit of all

In this talk ecological economist Brian Davey, member of Feasta, demonstrated how many problems can be traced back to the mismanagement of common resources and argue for a new politics for the commons. What can be done given that rentier interests are so influential behind the scenes in the political system?

Can we find a new form of management, propertising without privatising, and managing the commons in the interests of all?