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 Ecology of Civilisation: From the Caves at Lascaux to the Cusp of Collapse – David Korowicz

Date and Time: 4th May – 22nd June 2010 (eight week course, one evening a week)

Venue: Cultivate, The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew St., Dublin 2, Ireland.

More information can be found at the Cultivate website, or by calling 01-6745773

Planning Our Retreat from Fossil Fuels: Exploring the Ramifications of Peak Oil – John Gibbons, David Korowicz (Feasta), Richard O’Rourke (ASPO), and Minister Eamon Ryan.

This event formed part of the 15th Convergence Festival.

Date and Time: 7pm on Wed 26th May. (€10)

Venue: Cultivate, The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew St., Dublin 2, Ireland.

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Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production – An Outline Review

The report Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production, by David Korowicz of Feasta and the Risk/Resilience Network, is now available for download. The report argues that the defining dynamic of our civilisation is the withdrawal of energy from a complex and integrated system adapted only to growing. A managed “de-growth” is impossible; what is required is rapid emergency planning coupled with a plan for longer-term adaptation.

Barcelona Degrowth Conference

Date and Time: 26th – 29th March 2010

Venue: University of Barcelona, Plaça Universitat, Barcelona, Spain

Details at http://www.degrowth.eu/v1/

Feasta members conducted three workshops at this conference. They were on non-debt money systems, on financing arrangements compatible with a static or shrinking economy, and on economic democracy. You can download the steering papers for their workshops by clicking on the underlined words. The slides Richard Douthwaite showed during his talk are here.