Feasta, in association with the Trinity Greens presented
The Will Howard Memorial Lecture:
Climate Change: First, the bad news, then the good.
Please click on the poster to open a full-size, printable pdf version. (250 K)
7.30pm, April 18th, 2008
Emmett Lecture Theatre
Trinity College, Dublin.
Admission free but donations requested.
David Wasdell, Director of the Meridian Programme, a world-renowned expert in the dynamics of climate change, delivered the bad news: Feedback Dynamics and the Acceleration of Climate Change. He argued that because many feedback mechanisms have been ignored, the pace at which climate change is now …
The 2007 speaker was successful US social entrepreneur and author Peter Barnes. Peter's work explores how a "cap and rebate" system is our best bet for an ethical and economic framework to stabilise the climate. His previous career has ranged from setting up one of the first solar energy companies in California to pioneering the use of charity credit cards and ethical phone services at www.workingassets.com.
This year was a ‘review year’ at the 14th session of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development in New York, but there was nonetheless an unstated core topic, both at the official and the side events: energy, with a recurrent focus on energy access for developing countries. FEASTA’s focus at CSD was on gaining support for a substantial review of the EU’s deeply flawed Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).…
Opening Lecture at the Davenport Hotel, Dublin (19:30 Wednesday, June 22nd)
An evening lecture by Richard Heinberg introduced ‘Peak Oil’ and the potential effects on societies, on economies and on the world’s food supply. This lecture was introduced by Richard Douthwaite and is open to a wider audience.
Three Day Conference at the Faculty of Agri-Food and the Environment, UCD
Introduction to the Second Feasta Review by John Jopling Why the growth tiger is unsustainable and what can be done about it.
I have just been informed that my niece is pregnant: when born, her baby will be my parents’ first great-grandchild. I hope he or she will share my good fortune and live a healthy life in a secure and supportive society. But what are the prospects for this?
The prospects for any unborn child depend to a crucial extent on the economic system within which he or she lives. So, to broaden the question: does our