"Whereas carbon savings offer only abstract feedback images of graphs and charts, habitat restoration immediately provides beautiful places to visit, living trees and other plants and animals to watch and enjoy, as well as near-term tangible benefits," writes Feidhlim Harty.
Our 'Bridging the Gaps' podcast series, which is a collaboration between Feasta and the European Health Futures Forum, kicked off its 2022 series with a discussion with Isabel Carlisle of the Bioregional Learning Centre.
Our recommendations on taxation and welfare in Ireland - and elsewhere - include a reorientation of taxation policy towards 'commons-based taxation', the introduction of a Universal Basic Income, and capping the fossil fuel supply.
Mike Sandler finds Mason's 500 year agenda 'very interesting to read', but argues that 'before we can embrace it, we need abundance instead of scarcity, and economic institutions that value equity.'
Caroline Whyte and Seán Ó Conláin speak with Gerry McGovern, who is a specialist in identifying and reducing digital waste and the author of the book 'World Wide Waste: how digital is killing our planet and what we can do with it'.
This submission recommends that the existing EU economic governance framework be replaced by 'guard rails' that would ensure that environmental limits are not exceeded, and that nobody is put in danger by a rapidly transforming, and at times highly volatile and unstable, economy.