Events organised by Feasta

Feasta Energy and Climate Group – Public meeting

Date: Friday, 27th July, 7.30 pm, sharp.
Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
An evening of presentations and discussions on the theme:

climate change, peak oil and global equity
by members of the group.

Members of the group, including those visiting from Britain for the annual meeting at Glencree, presented the latest information on the timing of the peaks in oil, gas and coal production and how this relates to the climate crisis. Other topics included a discussion on whether the EU’s target of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees C above the pre-industrial level is …

Feasta’s Annual Planning Day, 2007

Date: 10am -4 pm, January 20, 2007
Venue: 161, Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

All paid-up members of Feasta were invited to participate in its annual planning meeting which was at from 10am on Saturday, January 20th until around 4pm at 161, Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. There was also a Skype connection for those unable to attend.

The meeting discussed and developed the programme for the year and also explored what type of organisation we would like Feasta to be in, say, three years’ time. …

Workshop on Community Currencies – John Rogers.

Date: Friday, December 1st 2006.
Venue: 24, Northbrook Road, Dublin 6
John is project co-ordinator of the Welsh Institute for Community Currencies . The event was held by the Feasta money group in conjunction with the Partners (Training for Transformation) organisation at 24, Northbrook Road, Dublin 6. It was intended for people from community groups interested in finding out what starting a community currency might enable them to achieve.…

2006 Feasta Annual Lecture: Re-Thinking Progress: Well-Being as the Focus of Policy – Nic Marks

Nic Marks is the head of the Centre for Well-Being at NEF (The New Economics Foundation) and has recently set up a new global measure of progress, the Happy Planet Index, which shows the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered around the world. He talked about how the economy is only really a means to an end and that we should be measuring the ‘ultimate end’ of people’s well-being instead of measuring GDP. He showed how simply relating the length and satisfaction of people’s lives to their ecological footprint creates a much more useful way of comparing …