Feasta’s activities are based around a number of themes, all of which are inter-connected. For a broad overview of the relationship between our different activities and our overall mission, please see our Theory of Change. Our most recent Annual Report summarises our activities in the calendar year 2021.
We have a number of theme-focussed projects, which are listed below in alphabetical order:
- Agroecology: Supporting an agroecological farming and food industry
Convenor: Fergal Anderson
Basic income: Highlighting the environmentally regenerative potential of basic income
Convenor: Anne Ryan
Beyond Extractivism: Working towards a sufficiency-based approach to the extraction and use of minerals
Convenor: Emma Karran
Beyond GDP: Developing an alternative index to GDP
Convenors: Willi Kiefel, Seán Ó Conláin
Cap and Share: Working towards a socially just fossil fuel supply phase-out
Convenors: Mike Sandler, Caroline Whyte
Commons-based taxation: Advocating taxation that reinforces ‘good’ activity and discourages ‘bad’ activity
Convenor: Caroline Whyte
Fair Green Money: Working towards a financial system that delivers well for everyone in conditions of zero or negative economic growth
Convenors: Graham Barnes, Caroline Whyte
Healthy Habitats: Supporting habitat protection, creation and regeneration as a holistic approach to repairing breaches in planetary boundaries
Convenor: Feidhlim Harty
Resilience and Wellbeing: Understanding the psychological roots of our current predicament, and learning how we build personal and collective resilience to the current and coming crises
Convenors: Morag Friel and John Sharry
Work in networks
We are a core member of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Ireland Hub.
We also engage in ideas-sharing and advocacy through our membership of the Environmental Pillar, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, the European Environmental Bureau and the Wellbeing Economy Alliance.
In 2023 we launched a new season of our podcast series Bridging the Gaps in partnership with the European Health Futures Forum, with a plan for ten episodes covering a range of Feasta-related topics.