Parallel to the need to avoid over-simplifications and reliance on one metric, there is a corresponding need to maintain a diverse approach in our collective actions to protect and restore habitats and biodiversity. So – in line with Feasta’s emphasis on the big picture and on breaking down silos – this group has an ongoing project of exploring the different habitat protection/restoration activities taking place in Ireland at present.
As an initial working draft, we have two ways of classifying these:
– according to their approaches to making change happen
There is no implied ranking of the different actions, as we consider all of them to be vital. Our classification is intended to help reveal areas where more actions may be needed, and also to help those working in one area to identify other groups to coordinate with.
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We also believe that Feasta’s research and advocacy on achieving a GDP-growth-independent economy is crucial for freeing up sufficient time and energy – from individuals, community groups and policymakers alike – to protect and regenerate habitats on the scale that is needed.
Some recent Feasta publications on this topic:
“Where are our motorways headed?”: article by Dr Liz Cullen
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