Events organised by Feasta

Land: The Claim of the Community: October 2003 conference

An international conference to explore initiatives in affordable housing, infrastructure provision and local government finance.

9th and 10th October 2003

This event was extremely timely: all levels of Irish government and society are beginning to address the core issues of land ownership, review initiatives abroad and suggest workable mechanisms to deliver social cohesion and sustainable development in Ireland.

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Themes

The problem in Ireland
Symptoms and causes. The unsustainable costs of home ownership. Homelessness and the pressures on tenants in the private rented sector. Difficulties of acquiring land for social housing. The rural …

Lecture: “Building a Sustainable Economy with Renewable Energy” – Dr Hermann Scheer

Date: October 23 2003
Venue: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1

On October the 23rd 2003 Dr. Hermann Scheer launched FEASTA’s publication ‘Before The Wells Run Dry – Ireland’s Transition to Renewable Energy’. The book, which is edited by economist Richard Douthwaite, is the proceedings of the successful conference held in Thurles in late 2002 and features the transcripts of the presentations made by the speakers.

Dr. Hermann Scheer is a member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) and President of EUROSOLAR. In a career devoted to the replacement of nuclear and fossil fuels with environmentally sound energy …

So that was Johannesburg, Now what?: September 2002 conference

Date: 21 September 2002
Venue: Dublin

Following the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Earth Summit) in Johannesburg, Feasta held a one day conference to examine the summit and to hear reports from Irish NGO participants.

The conference included a presentation by Brian O’Riordan from the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers on The Crisis in World and European Fish Stocks: Consequences for the Fishing Sectors and Local Livelihoods in West Africa.…

Seminar: ‘Strengthening the role of the Irish Higher Education community in support of sustainable development’


Date: 28 November 2001
Venue: The Development Studies Centre, Kimmage Manor, Dublin

A one day seminar presented by FEASTA, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability,
Tipperary Institute and The Development Studies Centre, Kimmage Manor

Wednesday 28th November 2001, 09.30 to 15.30 at the Tipperary Institute, Thurles, Co Tipperary

Workshops and Speakers included:
Richard Douthwaite, author of The Growth Illusion and Short Circuit: Strengthening Local Economies in an Unstable World.

Read report on this seminar

Introduction
Earlier in 2001, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) issued a set of guidelines for course providers about contributing to the …