Deirdre de Burca has been involved with FEASTA for almost 20 years and has served on its Executive Board. She is a former Green Party public representative, and served as a councilor on Wicklow County Council for 8 years. She was appointed as one of the party’s first two members of the Upper House of the Irish Parliament when the Irish Green Party entered a Coalition government in 2007. Deirdre resigned from the Green Party in 2010. She has since worked as a public advocate for various Irish, European and international civil society organizations. She is very interested in European Affairs and lived and worked in Brussels from 2012 – 2017. Deirdre currently works as Advocacy Co-ordinator with the global civil society network FORUS ( www.forus-International.org). Her work largely focuses on promoting the effective international implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs).
The Role of Innovative Monetary Policies in Supporting a Green New Deal and a More Sustainable Future for Europe and the World
By Deirdre De Burca, Feasta
Ideally, in the context of implementing a Green New Deal, the state would work with civil society and business and in partnership with other states to design, plan and activate the systemic transition to steady state sustainability. A culture and mindset that value sufficiency, limits, sharing, justice and care should be encouraged.