"As the Vatican learned with Galileo, the truth has a way of resurfacing. Be on the lookout for debt-free, interest-free money, coming soon to a country-needlessly-plunged-into-recession-by-austerity near you," writes Mike Sandler.
"The creation of a Loss and Damage Fund (although with no actual funding in it yet) may provide some needed relief to impacted countries. But it does not address the cause, an economic system dependent on fossil fuel combustion and driven by an infinite-economic-growth mindset and institutions", writes Mike Sandler.
A proposal by Feasta’s Climate Group to expand the existing Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance in order to accelerate a phase-out of the extraction of fossil fuels globally, while providing significant climate finance to the Global South.
"A few months ago, politicians' rhetoric regarding Russian energy started to sound similar to policies that FEASTA has been promoting for decades", writes Mike Sandler.
This submission makes a series of recommendations to help reorient economic activity in Ireland away from pursuing increased consumption (GDP growth) as an end in itself, and towards social and ecological wellbeing.
Graham Barnes discusses potential links and barriers to wellbeing that might derive from Central Bank Digital Currencies and from Universal (or is it Unconditional?) Basic Income.