Our new podcast series kicks off with some reflections on preserving our mental health in these turbulent times, from our December 7 event "Living well in the face of climate and ecological crises". Contributors include John Sharry, Morag Friel, Leontien Friel Darrell, Mark Garavan, Theresa O'Donohue and John Gibbons.
Our new podcast series, Bridging the Gaps, is co-organised by Feasta and the European Health Futures Forum. It’s a follow-on to our 2019 series Beyond the Obvious, also done in collaboration with the EHFF.
The hosts, Seán O’Conláin and Caroline Whyte, explore a range of topics with guests from a wide variety of backgrounds. We plan to upload 10 podcasts in the course of 2020. Please feel free to comment below.
Topics will include:
• how best to measure well-being
• the politics of land
• wealth distribution
• diversity, both biological and cultural
• blame, shame and …
This submittal makes a series of recommendations with regard to carbon pricing and international climate justice, deriving from the research behind the Feasta Climate Group's Cap and Share and CapGlobalCarbon initiatives.
Through a combination of interview-style conversation and small-group discussion, this event on December 7 will explore the mental health and emotional toll of our increasing awareness of climate change and environmental destruction.
We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved colleague and Feasta co-founder John Jopling, after a long illness. John was surrounded by friends and family and died peacefully at his home in Cloughjordan.
In response to a consultation call from the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on their Agri-Food 2030 strategy, Feasta has prepared this submission, which calls for an urgent diversification of Irish agriculture and a move away from its current export-led approach.