Lectures by Feasta members

From crisis to resilience: rethinking Ireland’s economic future

Schumacher Ireland Summer School Exploring the transition to a sustainable society on the island of Ireland Schumacher College is organising its first Summer School in Ireland from 11th to 15th June 2012, in conjunction with Queen's University Belfast. Feasta members Jonathan Dawson and Peadar Kirby will be among the course teachers. [...]

Low External Input Agriculture: the only road to a sustainable food supply – April 28th

Two public lectures hosted by the Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network and Gorta. The first lecture, "Organic farming's role in improving food security and combatting climate change", features Gundala Azeez as the speaker. The second, "Biochar's role in increasing fertility and reducing fertiliser use", will be presented by Dr. Witold Kwapinski and David Friese-Greene.

Politics of the 21st Century: Reviving the Commons for the Benefit of all

In this talk ecological economist Brian Davey, member of Feasta, demonstrated how many problems can be traced back to the mismanagement of common resources and argue for a new politics for the commons. What can be done given that rentier interests are so influential behind the scenes in the political system?

Can we find a new form of management, propertising without privatising, and managing the commons in the interests of all?

Curing the Climate: It’s not just about cutting fossil fuels, you know

An evening of presentations and discussion, chaired by Molly Walsh of Friends of the Earth.

The international effort to prevent catastrophic climate change has concentrated on carbon dioxide reductions and other possible part-solutions such as reducing black carbon have been ignored. Richard Douthwaite of Feasta presented the case for a more diversified approach to the climate crisis and, in a second presentation, Corinna Byrne of the Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network set out ways in which changes in the way the land is used can remove some of the carbon already in the air.…