The New Economy Network Australia (NENA) is a network of individuals and organisations working to transform Australia’s economic system so that achieving ecological health and social justice are the foundational principles and primary objectives of the economic system.
NENA works to facilitate connections, showcase and promote innovative projects, build peer-to-peer learning and use collective strategies to create and advocate for change, so that we can build a strong movement of people demanding, creating and benefiting from a ‘new’ economy.
There are three dimensions to NENA’s work: we are building networks, connections and shared initiatives:
- within specific geographic areas such as towns/cities, regions and states.
Please read about our Geographic Hubs for more information
- across different sectors within the new economy, including: sustainable food, energy, transport, housing, indigenous economics, ecological economics and many more. Please read about our Sectoral Hubs for more information.
- that prioritise specific strategic goals every year. (Information about NENA’s Annual Strategic Plan will be available soon)
To carry out our work, NENA is made up of a growing number of connected, semi-autonomous Sectoral and Geographic Hubs that bring people together to focus on different issues in the new economy. NENA also has a central coordinating hub that provides support to our Hubs across Australia, and secretariat support to our elected groups.
New Economy News from Australia and Abroad
- November 11, 2019
The need for ecological ethics in a new ecological economics is now available online. Highlights include:
A ‘new’ ecological economics which foregrounds ecological ethics; A new ecological economics could de-commodify nature; A new ecological economics could promote Earth jurisprudence and ecojustice; Models of ecological economics are compared re limits, equity, and ethics; The steady state economy ... Read more...
New publication: Why do society and academia ignore the ‘scientists warning to humanity’ on population?September 22, 2019
Ian Lowe, Haydn Washington and Helen Kopnina have just published in the Journal of Futures Studies.
‘Why Do Society and Academia Ignore the ‘Scientists Warning to Humanity’ on population?’ — https://jfsdigital.org/why-do-society-and-academia-ignore-the-scientists-warning-to-humanity-on-population/ — challenges the taboo on talking about overpopulation.
Read more at the Journal of Futures Studies.
- August 3, 2019
Enabling Community Land Trusts in Australia
Authors: Louise Crabtree, Carolyn Sappideen, Stewart Lawler, Rebecca Conroy, Joanne McNeill
Over recent years, numerous intertwined housing issues have intensified in Australia regarding the environmental impact, liveability, social equity and affordability of our housing stock and choices. This is driving the exploration and implementation of a diverse range of design forms; ... Read more...
- July 1, 2019
The Alternative Futures Research Network (AFRN) of the Faculty of Education and Arts has signed a memorandum of understanding with the New Economy Network Australia(NENA) to establish a research hub based at the University of Newcastle (UON).
New Economy Journal
See below for a selection of articles from the latest issue of New Economy Journal.
To explore all articles, visit the New Economy Journal page!Thomas WhitesideJohn TullyBalbo BlubberneseJane Monk