Feasta AGM and Workshop Day

Date and Time: Saturday Sept 18th 2010.
11-1: Official business of the AGM, open to full Feasta members. 

2-4: Informal session, open to anyone interested in Feasta. This was a round-table discussion: “In many aspects of life there is great uncertainty – not only about the long-term but also the near-term future. What does this mean for Feasta as an organisation?”
Venue: The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrews St., Dublin 2.

Report: Implementation of Site Value Tax in Ireland

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.

Bog buy-out

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)

Meeting Agenda:

(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.)

(4) …