Events

Democracy and the EU

by Deirdre de Burca ([email protected]), Green Party Councillor for County Wicklow.

This paper was presented at the Desmond Greaves Summer School on Sunday 29th August, 2004. Deirdre de Burca argues that “the creation of the European Union has generally been subject to the process of “collusive delegation” and….the democratic deficit experienced by its citizens has been largely designed into its architecture rather than being an unfortunate by-product of agreements reached by its well-meaning political leaders and officials.”

Debt, Climate and Global Justice: April 2004 conference

A conference jointly organised by Feasta and the Debt and Development Coalition Ireland on the links between climate change, the debt crisis and global inequity

Held in association with the New Economics Foundation, Jubilee Research, the Global Commons Institute, Friends of the Irish Environment and GRIAN, the Irish arm of the Climate Action Network. With contributions via a live video link from a simultaneous conference on the same topics in South Africa.…

The Little Earth Show

Tuesday, January 27th, and the 3rd, 10th and 17th of February 2004

On January 27th at 9.00 pm Donegal’s Highland Radio broadcast the first of four radio shows produced by FEASTA titled ‘The Little Earth Show’ . The following three shows werebroadcast on February 2rd, 10th and 17th.

Produced for a youth audience, the Little Earth Show is a four-part radio drama with a difference based partly on the best selling ‘Little Earth Book’ by James Bruges. Each episode takes a topic and analyses the issues from a global and local perspective.

The style of the show is a …

FEASTA Presentation: Before The Wells Run Dry – Richard Douthwaite and Michael Layden

Date: December 12 2003
Ireland’s economy is heavily dependent on fossil fuels imported fromelsewhere. With a peak in production of oil and gas predicted in the coming decades, and the need to tackle the issue of climate change becoming more apparent, Ireland needs to quickly move towards renewable energy. That raises two big questions: how, and how fast, can that be done? This presentation by Richard Douthwaite and Michael Layden from FEASTA explored Ireland’s transition to renewable energy.…

2003 Feasta Annual Lecture: Designing a Truly Democratic Economy – Marjorie Kelly

Date: 3-4 November 2003
Venue: Dublin and Belfast
Kelly, a US ethical business advocate, spoke on how the rights of shareholders in contemporary companies are similar in many respects to those enjoyed by the aristocracy of feudal regimes. Kelly is the author of Divine Right of Capital – Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy and the editor/co-founder of Business Ethics, a US publication on corporate social responsibility.…