Minister Eamon Ryan – Conference Opening
Conference Opening address by Eamon Ryan, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Ireland.
Recorded on day one of The New Emergency Conference: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World. Held on 10-12 June 2009, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Full Conference Proceedings
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Dmitry Orlov – Seizing the Mid-Collapse Moment
2008 Feasta Annual Lecture: Capital Partnerships – Chris Cook
How Ireland got into its Property Mess
an introduction by Richard Douthwaite
Capital Partnerships: a Debt-Free Solution to the Property Crash
a lecture by Chris Cook
Date: 7:00pm, Wednesday 5th November, 2008
Venue: McClelland Room, Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin 2.
Entry: 5 Euro Feasta members, 10 Euro non-members
Chris Cook, an international expert on Open Capital and a widely published energy market consultant, discussed his ground-breaking ideas for capital partnerships, a financing structure that could provide a debt-free solution to the Irish property crash.
The global financial crisis has highlighted the urgent need to refinance trillions of euros’ worth …
Converging Crises, Policy Responses – Feasta seminar series
Converging Crises, Policy Responses – Feasta Seminar Series
Date and Time: 12 noon, 1 Friday followed by 4 Thursdays in June and July 2008
Venue: Irish Architectural Archive building, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
This series of seminars was aimed primarily at policymakers, however Feasta members were most welcome too.
The five seminars are as follows:
The Future’s Not What it Used to Be, Friday 13th June
Many of our civilisation’s key resources have become more tightly coupled and are under increasing strain. We look at the systemic interactions of energy, greenhouse gasses, food, and the macroeconomy; …
Beating the Bust: Free Public Lecture and Discussion – Dave Wetzel
Property prices have fallen by 6% and tax receipts are down €600 million in the first quarter. Panic is beginning to take hold. Expectations of soft landings are fading as developers slash selling prices and buyers hold off till things settle. Architects-the canaries of the building industry-are being handed their P45s as developers close up shop, bank their land and migrate to London to build the Olympics. The banks meanwhile are frightened to lend to each other as their security and assets are revalued in an atmosphere of suspicion and uncertainty. All these factors are leading to a credit squeeze and recession. Whether this recession will be short, a simple overdue correction of an overheated property market, or whether it deepens into a serious economic depression, depends on how the government reacts.