Category Archives: international

Moving on up? An open discussion on global-local issues.

Global and local. Tuesday 7th November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm Methodist Central Hall, Oldham St., Manchester, M1 1JQ   please book by emailing us through this link There is a growing social divide by income and geography, an ever-widening wealth gap … Continue reading

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What happened when Degrowth was discussed in the Catalan Parliament?

Introduction from SSM. We recently carried a translation of an interview with Sergi Saladié who introduced a debate on degrowth into the Catalan parliament.  Catalonia is very much in the news at the moment with the referendum held by the … Continue reading

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Building a picture of well-being in a viable economy

    Our next cafe conversation will be on Monday 23rd May, at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester M2 1NL.   6.30-8.30pm Book now   When it comes to happiness, social progress or well-being indexes, we are not in the top … Continue reading

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Paris Climate Change Agreement, 2015: the good, the bad and the ugly.

A lot has been written on the Paris international agreement on climate change.  To try and cut through all those words to the essential issues, here is our very brief analytic summary. The good Aspiration of no more than 1.5ºC … Continue reading

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Solidarity with Syriza

Last month I attended a Syriza solidarity meeting hosted by the recently formed Left Unity. Guest speakers at the event included Joana Ramiro, journalist at the Morning Star and Kevin Ovenden, journalist and political activist and member of the Respect … Continue reading

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IPCC, energy and economic growth – are we brave enough?

updated 14 April, 2014. Here is a quote from the new IPCC report on how to cut emissions. The summary can be found here: http://report.mitigation2014.org/spm/ipcc_wg3_ar5_summary-for-policymakers_approved.pdf “ Globally, economic and population growth continue to be the most important drivers of increases … Continue reading

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Steady State Goes Global « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

http://steadystate.org/steady-statesmanship-goes-global/ ” we have finally reached a point where UN member states and staff, including Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, are open to consider models for economic development beyond business as usual.” Worth a read.  From CASSE

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