This conversation organised by the University of Nottingham featured Brian Davey and Alan Simpson, the sustainable economics advisor to the shadow chancellor in the UK. The event was chaired by Andreas Bieler, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at Nottingham University.
Feasta climate group members warmly welcome the news that Friends of the Irish Environment has launched a legal action campaign against the Irish government’s failure to take the required action to avert dangerous climate change. We hope this will lead to substantive action by the government.
A newly-developed National Well-being Index finds that well-being in Ireland flatlined and even diminished slightly during peak GDP years 2001-2004. The index takes housework, voluntary work, healthcare, education and environmental damage into account.
Martin Peck questions the wisdom of replacing industrially-farmed and processed meat with industrially-farmed and processed plant-based food. Instead he argues that farmers should adopt agroecological, organic, regenerative and mixed farming practices. This would significantly lower their carbon footprint and would also result in healthier food for everyone.
There are so many positive things the Irish government could be doing about climate change - instead of its current mealy-mouthed, unrealistic approach. By Caroline Whyte.
"Other reviewers have called this book 'unsettling'. I'd go along with that. For those of us who tend to favour the cock-up interpretation of history over conspiracy theories, its a discomforting wake-up call." By Graham Barnes.