The official launch of Ireland's Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) Hub featured Kate Raworth of Doughnut Economics and Katherine Trebeck of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. They joined with Jennifer Wallace of the Carnegie UK Trust, core members of the new WEAll Hub for Ireland, the Irish Doughnut Economics Network and other local Irish activists, North and South.
Beth Stratford speaks with Seán Ó Conlaín, David Somekh and Caroline Whyte about potential ways to get beyond the time-consuming, and sometimes quite heated, arguments between those who believe that aggregate ‘green growth’ is possible, and those who believe that environmental constraints will oblige us to switch to alternative economic goals.
"Written in Michael Albert’s usual poetic and compassionate style, the book envisions a better world free of the ills of capitalism and starts us on the path for getting there...read it and you will ask yourself, why aren’t we doing this already?" writes Bridget Meehan.
Feasta encourages the California Air Resources Board to return as much as possible of the proceeds from its auctions of greenhouse gas emission permits to the public, following the Cap & Dividend model.
Risks identified in this submission include geopolitical unrest stemming from the climate and biodiversity crises and the decreasing global supply of high-quality oil; an unbalanced banking sector in Ireland; and 'perception risk' arising from ungrounded assumptions about the nature of the economy.