"Whether or not it leads to a deeper questioning of the austerity mindset and inequitable economic system, it is still useful to view the pandemic as a test run for climate change and other global crises of the 21st century," writes Mike Sandler.
Seán Ó'Conlaín and Caroline Whyte interview Manuel Grebenjak of the Stay Grounded network and Professor James Faulconbridge about the future of tourism and business travel in the wake of Coronavirus, bearing in mind the need to urgently reduce travel's environmental impact.
This groundbreaking webinar featured speakers from Wales, Germany and Ireland's Central Statistics Office, and included discussion of legislation for well-being, and also of the potential benefits of developing an aggregated well-being index alongside a dashboard-style set of well-being indicators.
2019 was a good year for Feasta; you can read about our activities over the course of the year in our Annual Report (PDF document, 2,2 MB)
"With a better understanding of eros, we could all demand a social-ecological contract that supports human capacities for vitality, healing and health, care, creativity, innovation, diversity and contribution," writes Anne Ryan.
"For those fortunate enough not to be directly impacted [by COVID-19], the slower pace of life, absence of traffic and noise, and the changes in human behaviour have all led to greater awareness – of breathing oxygen, of hearing the birds sing, seeing the stars, of our place in nature and in the cosmos". Seán O'Conláin reflects on some of the adjustments, good and bad, that we are all having to make.