Working for a Sustainable Future
Nama Workshop Videos – Constantin Gurdgiev
Constantin Gurdgiev Presentation Why can’t we let the banks fail? Why we should have State ownership. Problem with NAMA legislation. Zombie banks are likely with NAMA, no credit flow Two incentives. pay short term debts, keep money as capital reserve Higher banks charges likely after NAMA Creation of a zombie development market after NAMA Lowest […]Read more »
Environmental representatives wanted. Deadline Extended!
The following SPC Schemes are now closed to expressions of interest for nomination, however if you are interested in being part of a local environmental network please contact Michael Ewing email@example.com Expressions of interest are still welcome for the following SPCs Waterford County and Waterford City Local Environmental Reps Visit this group Invitation for […]Read more »
Briefing Paper 4 – Submission to the Taxation Commission
Download: Briefing Paper 4 1. Introduction The rapidly collapsing world economy and Ireland’s particular condition within it present profound and immediate challenges both to the Irish Government and the Irish people. In addition, with our national focus on crisis management we are failing to engage with the near-to-medium term risks of an energy-induced systemic crisis […]Read more »
Land Value Tax would be "fair and dependable"
Ireland is faced with reacting to a rapidly collapsing world economy whilst at the same time addressing a looming energy crisis that will dwarf the current economic crisis in both consequences and complexity, it was claimed yesterday. In a meeting with the Commission on Taxation representatives from the Environmental Pillar argued for the introduction of […]Read more »
Briefing Paper 3 – Position on Infrastructure Investment
Position on Infrastructure Investment – Spending and investment priorities for the future Spending and investment capacity for the foreseeable future is going to be extremely limited with restriction on Government capital expenditure. There is particular need to ensure that future investment decisions in transport and energy are strategically considered and are based on principles of […]Read more »
Environmentalists tell Government 'there's no going back to business as usual'
New Social Partner launched at Government Buildings [imagebrowser id=2]At the official launch of the new Environmental Pillar of Social Partnership at Government buildings today environmental representatives called on the government not to lose sight of the the ecological crisis underlying the country’s current economic difficulties. Speaking after a photocall with Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Minister […]Read more »
John Gormley announcing the introduction of the Environmental Pillar
Minister John Gormley’s speech in the Dáil, April 8th, 2009 Transcript of text. The Green Party and our partners in government believe that the ‘smart economy’ is the ‘green economy’. And that green economy cannot prosper until such time as green thinking is fully integrated into the social partnership model. Today, I wish to announce […]Read more »
Environmental groups invited to enter Social Partnership
Realising that the crises facing this country go even deeper than the very serious financial problems, the Government has invited a fifth group to participate in the Social Partnership negotiations for the first time. This “fifth pillar” of social partnership includes twenty-eight environmental groups working to create a sustainable society. Karin Dubsky of Coastwatch points […]Read more »
Environmental Pillar of Social Partnership: Briefing Paper 1| Leave a Comment
Follow the link below to download the Environmental Pillar’s briefing paper. This briefing paper addresses the following issues: an environmentally sustainable economy; climate change; biodiversity; planning; water; waste; and transport. briefing paper environmental pillar of social partnership (Posted on April 8, 2009)Read more »
Tackling the two crises facing government
Follow the link below to download “Tackling the two crises facing government – A Submission to the Irish Government From the Members of the Environmental Pillar 16th March 2009”. This submission addresses the world economy and Ireland’s particular condition within it and the risks associated with climate change. Tackling the two crises facing governmentRead more »