Feasta Review
No. 1

Edited by Richard Douthwaite and John Jopling

Feasta Review
Paperback, 192 pages £9.95
Published: 27th September 2001
ISBN: 9780954051006
Format: 297mm x 210mm


“Now what will we do for timber, with the last of the woods laid low?” With these words, the poet recalls forests on which generations of people had relied for their livelihoods being cut down. Today, many people all over the world are asking the same question:?What about the future? FEASTA, a Dublin-based think-tank whose English name is the Foundation for Economics of Sustainability, was founded to ask such critical questions and to find answers to them. Many of the crucial changes that have to be made to bring about a sustainable future lie in the field of economics—in the money system and the tax system, for example. One of FEASTA’s main roles is to build up a body of creative thinking about, understanding of, and support for the economic systems that must replace neo-liberalism. Contributors include Herman Daly, David Korten, James Robertson, Lothar Mayer and Aubrey Meyer.

Richard Douthwaite

Richard Douthwaite is an economist and writer with a special interest in climate and energy issues and in local economic development. His best-known book, The Growth Illusion: How Economic Growth Enriched the Few, Impoverished the Many and Endangered the Planet explores the effects that the pursuit of growth has had on the environment and society.

He is a co-founder of Feasta, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, the Dublin-based international network of people who believe that the world's sustainability problems are due to the use of dysfunctional systems and are trying to develop better ones. His current projects include the design and introduction of novel financing arrangements for community energy projects and the management of the Carbon Cycles and Sinks Network which explores ways in which land-based greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced.

John Jopling

After practising as a barrister for thirty years, John Jopling has helped to establish numerous organisations seeking to contribute to a more just and healthy world. These include FIELD (Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development), Feasta (the Dublin-based foundation for the economics of sustainability) and the Sustainable London Trust. SLT is the lead organisation in the World Wide Democracy Network, founded by John Jopling and Roy Madron.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
ISBN: 9780954051006
Format: 297mm x 210mm
Illustrations, ports.

BISAC Code:  BUS072000
Imprint: FEASTA

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