Feasta recently made a brief submission to the EPA on their draft Strategic Plan which you can download from this site. We suggest altering some of the draft's terminology to make it clearer that prosperity, rather than growth, is a central goal. We also suggest the adoption of clearly quantifiable environmental parameters, such as those outlined by the Stockholm Resilience Group. Finally, we urge the EPA to make use of data from a wider variety of sources.
Should the funds from Cap and Share be distributed equally to individuals or are there better ways of using them? Indians are even more in need of financial help than those suffering from austerity programmes in the west, but James Bruges explains why he believes it would be better to distribute to community organisations in India. He starts his chapter of Sharing for Survival with some comments on climate and also covers related economic issues.
This residential property tax will be collected on every home in Ireland. The rate you will pay, under this system, depends on the full value of your property including the building. The square footage, the number of bedrooms in your home, energy rating, are some examples of the features that assessors will use [...]
A consensus becomes established out of the persistence of what it attempts to describe. It is inherently retrospective. It tends to assume that what has been, must continue. A couple of decades of low interest rates and stable global economic growth, and well, it becomes the natural order of things.
Malgorzata Stawecka on the Common Dreams blog has published a useful overview of the degrowth movement here.…
Saturday, November 17th 2012, at 11am, the Central Hotel (Mullen Room), Exchequer St, Dublin 2. The formal business will take about an hour, after which we will have a general discussion and also focus on current Feasta activities.