'The potential of [new] technology for humankind can reasonably be set out,' writes Graham Barnes. 'But the objections of those with a counter narrative should also be addressed point by point, head on - in detail and in public.'
'A carbon dividend system is a win-win solution and can be a keystone of successful global fuel subsidy reform,' writes Feasta intern Mohammed Amassyali.
"While I'm impatient for change on a much deeper and broader level, it is heartening to see the beginning of limits to production on the near horizon," writes Feidhlim Harty, who is a member of the Waste Advisory Group to the Irish Department of the Environment.
This submission argues that efficiency, fairness, and ease of administration and participation all point toward auctioning as the optimal way to perform allocations during the planned phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons.
"We need to make sure young people have access to a much broader education and training in hands-on skills such as agroecology, agroforestry and woodwork, and the scope to put these skills into practice," writes Willi Kiefel, who gives examples of the enthusiasm with which such opportunities are being taken up, and a proposal for the future.
Feasta members' suggestions for Ireland's updated Climate Action Plan include capping carbon in partnership with low-income countries, withdrawing from harmful international treaties, introducing a Land Value Tax, Financial transactions Tax and Universal Basic Income, making finance growth-neutral, and adopting Community Wealth Building.