The official launch of Ireland's Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) Hub featured Kate Raworth of Doughnut Economics and Katherine Trebeck of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. They joined with Jennifer Wallace of the Carnegie UK Trust, core members of the new WEAll Hub for Ireland, the Irish Doughnut Economics Network and other local Irish activists, North and South.
Beth Stratford speaks with Seán Ó Conlaín, David Somekh and Caroline Whyte about potential ways to get beyond the time-consuming, and sometimes quite heated, arguments between those who believe that aggregate ‘green growth’ is possible, and those who believe that environmental constraints will oblige us to switch to alternative economic goals.
Feasta is proud to support the youth climate justice movement by nominating several young activists from Ireland and around the world to be delegates as part of Feasta's accredited observer status at the UNFCCC at the next climate conference (COP26) to be held in early November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Seán Ó Conláin interviews Dr Sandra Waddock on her decades-long research into the processes that can bring about societal change on a profound level.
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.
"First fossil fuels and now meat; maybe it’s just a coincidence that these cyberattacks targeted two of the most climate destructive industries," writes Mike Sandler, who goes on to make a proposal for reducing meat consumption in an equitable way.