Would you like to discover Belfast once more with Tools For Solidarity’s fun team? Saturday 10th August we will meet at Writer’s Square and start the game!
Join us for a inspiring and fun afternoon session around the Sustainable Development Goals… and more!
This is a sensitization and critical thinking workshop designed FOR ADULTS.
We will start the session all together and then split into groups so please be on time!
You will be invited to take part in different activities around the Sustainable Development Goals.
Please let us know if you have special needs.
Tea and biscuits provided.
Limited to 30 participants!
To book please send a message on Facebook or send us an email: email@example.com
Here is the link for Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2341289469463090/
(We cannot guarantee your space if you just click “Going” on Facebook!)
Guest speaker Anne RYAN from Feasta: The Foundation for The Economics of Sustainability
“We face global overheating and associated climate breakdown; biodiversity destruction and ecosystem collapse; the extinction of animal populations; pollution and associated health problems; enormous waste; extremist politics; severe inequality, and human and animal suffering. All of these problems are interrelated and huge changes are needed if we are to avert and alleviate them.
One essential change is to cap global economic production so as to fit within the planet’s ecology in order to reach a steady state. Steady state is about a planned contraction, or degrowth, reducing economic demands to sustainable levels in a slower, more careful journey of no return. A steady state economy values longevity along with sufficiency, and seeks qualitative improvement rather than quantitative increase.
This workshop will introduce the concepts of degrowth and steady state, along with practical policies that could help us get there, such as basic income, fossil-fuel cap and share, money as a public resource and land-value taxes. The format will be highly participative and will elicit discussion and contributions from the participants.
Feasta, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability. Feasta aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose.
Anne B Ryan, who will facilitate the workshop, is a member and former trustee of Feasta. She is also a joint coordinator of Basic Income Ireland and author of Enough is Plenty: Public and Private Policies for the 21st Century (Hants, O Books, 2009).”
Here is the link for the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/435332107054122/