Along with our partners in this Hub, we're working to achieve an economy in Ireland which is no longer focussed on economic growth as a goal, but rather on societal and ecological wellbeing.
"As the Vatican learned with Galileo, the truth has a way of resurfacing. Be on the lookout for debt-free, interest-free money, coming soon to a country-needlessly-plunged-into-recession-by-austerity near you," writes Mike Sandler.
The turbulence of the past year has made it clearer than ever that our growth-fixated, resource-squandering, and savagely unjust economy is neither viable nor desirable. There's never been a more urgent or obvious need to shift onto an economic path that leads towards societal and ecological health. Feasta's vision is bold, holistic, and global in scope - because that's what's needed.
"The creation of a Loss and Damage Fund (although with no actual funding in it yet) may provide some needed relief to impacted countries. But it does not address the cause, an economic system dependent on fossil fuel combustion and driven by an infinite-economic-growth mindset and institutions", writes Mike Sandler.
David Somekh and Caroline Whyte speak with Jim Garrison, who co-hosts the Humanity Rising webinar series and who has been active throughout his life in the anti-war, anti-nuclear, citizen diplomacy and environmental movements.
"COP this year was a plea from young people, indigenous communities, frontline communities to our decision-makers to pay up, to keep it at 1.5C and to give a damn about our lands and futures."