"We need to make sure young people have access to a much broader education and training in hands-on skills such as agroecology, agroforestry and woodwork, and the scope to put these skills into practice," writes Willi Kiefel, who gives examples of the enthusiasm with which such opportunities are being taken up, and a proposal for the future.
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.
Seán O'Conláin and Caroline Whyte discuss the potential offered by Community Wealth Building with Mary McManus and Seán McCabe.
'We as a society must restrict the sales of fossil fuels over time to slow climate change. An equitable “shares” system to ease the transition could help in short term dislocations like the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack as well,' argues Mike Sandler.
Feasta was delighted to host two free events for the 2021 Irish National Biodiversity Week.