Our 'Bridging the Gaps' podcast series, which is a collaboration between Feasta and the European Health Futures Forum, kicked off its 2022 series with a discussion with Isabel Carlisle of the Bioregional Learning Centre.
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Our recommendations on taxation and welfare in Ireland - and elsewhere - include a reorientation of taxation policy towards 'commons-based taxation', the introduction of a Universal Basic Income, and capping the fossil fuel supply.
Caroline Whyte and Seán Ó Conláin speak with Gerry McGovern, who is a specialist in identifying and reducing digital waste and the author of the book 'World Wide Waste: how digital is killing our planet and what we can do with it'.
This submission recommends that the existing EU economic governance framework be replaced by 'guard rails' that would ensure that environmental limits are not exceeded, and that nobody is put in danger by a rapidly transforming, and at times highly volatile and unstable, economy.
'Analysts are expecting a left-leaning government in Germany that is in support of actively combating climate change and responding to challenges including the migration crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more,' writes Andrew Williard.
Bill O'Dea, a specialist in mycology, talks with Seán Ò Conlaín and Caroline Whyte about the immense contribution that fungi make to the biosphere, the threats they are facing, and how their complex symbiotic relationship with other species could help to provide inspiration for the societal and economic changes that are needed to achieve a sustainable economy.