Caroline Whyte has been involved with Feasta since 2002. She studied ecological economics at Mälardalen University in Sweden, writing a masters thesis on the relationship between central banking and sustainability. She contributed to Feasta's books Fleeing Vesuvius and Sharing for Survival. Along with four other Feasta climate group members she helped to launch the CapGlobalCarbon initative at the COP-21 summit in Paris in December 2015. She is also an active member of Feasta's currency group . She is a steering group member of the Wellbeing Economy Hub for Ireland, the Environmental Pillar, and Stop Climate Chaos Ireland, and is one of three Pillar members of the Irish National Economic and Social Council (NESC). She lives in central France, from where she edits the Feasta website.Caroline Whyte has written 51 articles so far, you can find them below.
About Caroline Whyte
This online event will present a proposal by Feasta’s Climate Group for phasing out the extraction of fossil fuels globally while providing significant climate finance to the Global South.
'A big theme of this book is how science can get blocked out by fear - the kind of fear that can lead people to vote for racist, misogynist, anti-environmental demagogues,' writes Caroline Whyte.
High levels of enthusiasm and readiness for change were expressed in the course of this participatory event, with emphasis placed on a need for fundamental economic transformation to bring about greater community empowerment and increase overall societal wellbeing.
Feasta is working with Cultivate, the European Health Futures Forum, the Queen's University School of Law and Social Justice Ireland to create a Hub for developing a wellbeing economy in Ireland, both North and South, as part of the global Wellbeing Economy Alliance.
Seán O'Conláin and Caroline Whyte discuss the potential offered by Community Wealth Building with Mary McManus and Seán McCabe.
Caroline Whyte makes some suggestions for a fairer, stabler and more effective financial sector in Ireland, including a Dutch initiative that would create personal safe accounts.