Our latest podcast features Oonagh Duggan, the head of advocacy at Birdwatch Ireland, and Easkey Britton, a social ecologist and a prominent and highly skilled surfer, talking about the challenges and opportunities relating to biodiversity and well-being.
Janet Yellen's new position as US Treasury Secretary is close enough to her former role as Chair of the Federal Reserve that we thought it worthwhile to 'recycle' some policy suggestions that Mike Sandler made for her, back in 2014 and 2015.
Caroline Whyte argues that there are plenty of measures that could be taken to help Ireland’s economy to become more vibrant, fair and stable while weaning it off its reliance on GDP growth.
"We should not give up the campaigning against further overshoot but we now need to combine this fight with steps in communities to prepare for the disasters that are now baked in," writes Brian Davey, who goes on to make some concrete suggestions about what can be done.
"The COVID-19 pandemic is a test. Are we learning anything?" asks Mike Sandler.
"Counterposed to toxic elite priorities, a new politics of environmental protection, energy and resource saving, public health and community mental health is needed. The idea will be that everyone’s basic needs will be met and this protection will have important mental health benefits," writes Brian Davey.