Discussion Paper

Land, Labour, Housing, Money, Farms: Moving the economic goalposts of Irish agriculture

This Feasta working paper explores the potential for cross-sectoral economic measures to ease expansionist pressure in agriculture in Ireland.

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Summary

This paper is intended to help fill a gap in the conversation about Irish agriculture: it examines how the broader economic context affects agriculture, and how certain upstream economic changes could be beneficial for agriculture in the future.

In order to meet the terms of the Paris Agreement, the Irish Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021, and the reformed Common Agricultural Policy’s environmental objectives, the paper asserts that there is a need …

Feasta input into the Irish Circular Economy Waste Advisory Group process

Feidhlim Harty, Feasta's representative on this group, was encouraged by widespread acceptance by the organisers and participants of the importance of the circular economy and the ecological improvements that it promises. However, he also felt that there was insufficient realisation that we simply cannot build a circular economy on a foundation of fossil fuels.