"We need think-tanks of open-minded people in every sector who are ready to view everything through a new lens and think outside the box as we head into the increasingly stormy and uncharted waters of global energy and resource depletion and economic contraction," writes Tim Clarke.
Organisers of the joint Feasta/CEF webinar BEYOND GDP: Governance and Budgeting for Well-being have expressed concern that Ireland lacks the concrete legal structures that are needed to bring about a well-being-oriented economy.
This groundbreaking webinar included speakers from Wales, Germany and Ireland's Central Statistics Office, and included discussion of legislation for well-being, and also of the potential benefits of developing an aggregate well-being index alongside a dashboard-style set of well-being indicators.
How can an economy be both sustainable and just? Conflicting suggestions are made in this lively - and at times heated - discussion between Feasta's Brian Davey and Financial Times chief economics commentator Martin Wolf.
Willi Kiefel identifies some of the main causes of the ecological “downward spiral” we are currently trapped in, and makes six propositions for a transformation process to help us escape from it.
Our pilot podcast series, Beyond the Obvious, was co-organised by Feasta and the European Health Futures Forum.
The hosts, Seán O’Conláin and Caroline Whyte, explored a range of topics with guests from a wide variety of backgrounds. There are six monthly podcasts of 20-30 minutes, released between March 15th and September 17th 2019. (We took a break in August.) Please feel free to comment below.
• decreasing energy consumption
• measuring wellbeing
• reviving biodiversity, which is taken to include local culture and language
• drivers of health
• monetary reform
Our thanks to Laoise …