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2022 - Webinars & Workshops
Upcoming events will be posted here soon!
Past 2022 events
NENA Housing Week 2022
Speakers: Michelle Maloney, Elena Pereyra and Sara C. Motta
Facilitator: Michelle Maloney
Join us for an important conversation about Australia's energy crisis and how creating cooperative responses is our most promising way forward.
In this webinar, Godfrey Moase and Colin Long will discuss the current energy crisis, the transformation of the energy system to respond to the decarbonisation imperative, and how CoPower and other co-operatives are building a co-operative ecosystem response to put energy back in public and social control.Read More ...
Join us for a fantastic Friday evening of drinks, nibblies and discussions about co-operatives and unions today.Read More ...
Join us for an important discussion about Australia’s Rush for Energy Transition Minerals & Metals.Read More ...
- Adam Kempton
- Dr Tony Webb
- Linda Seaborn
ONLINE EVENT - 6PM AEDT/MELBOURNE TIME
In association with 888 Co-operative Causeway and the Fabian Society (Vic.)
with Natalie Lowrey and Liz Downes
What could Australia’s society and economy look like, if we transition away from an extractive economy?Read More ...
2021 - Webinars & Workshops
The NENA Youth Hub is hosted its very first event for everyone who teaches, works with, mentors, supports, or is, 13-21 years old.
Purpose Labs empower young people to find their purpose, uncover their potential and explore new possibilities. They can reduce anxiety by helping people gain clarity of purpose and experiment with new projects.
Fore more information, read the description on NENA's YouTube channel here.
Reimagining 'Quality of Life' and 'Social Wellbeing'
Webinar 2 - Indigenous Perspectives About Quality of Life
- Dr Mary Graham - "The Relationist Ethos and the meaning of life"
- A/Prof. Daniela Heil - “Ngyiampaa perspectives of wellness in 2021”
- Dr Eiji Ranta - “Learning from Indigenous views of quality of life in Latin America”
Researchers showcase their work that supports the wellbeing economy.
- 'Regenerative Collectivism', Professor Dave Adamson, OBE (PDF 49 KB)
- 'Creating a positive platform for sustainable change through community-based participatory design', Kimberley Crofts (PDF, 106 KB)
- 'Health System Financing & Sustainability Stream', Martin Hensher (PDF 5.5 MB)
- 'Understanding the dynamics of emancipation and co-optation in social finance ecologies: The case of alternative food networks', Denise G. Nogueira (PDF 758 KB)
- 'The Science of New Economy', Kamaljit K Sangha (PDF 11.6 MB)
Webinar 1 - 'Rethinking Wellbeing'
- Dr Michelle Maloney (NENA) - "Are wellbeing economics a viable alternative to capitalism?"
- Dr Hamed Hosseini (UON) - “From Wellbeing to Well-Living: On the urgency of an inclusive approach to Quality of Life”
- Ms Shelley McGrath (UON) - “Reimagining social change through connection”
How can we ensure affordable, safe and sustainable housing for everyone in Australia?
Catch up on a week of discussions about housing and human settlements, hosted by the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) and Co-Housing Australia.
* An overview of the housing crisis in Australia and its social justice implications
* An overview of the impact of housing and human settlements on Australia's ecosystems, biodiversity and bioregional health
* A deeper dive into the housing crisis – the foundations of Australian property law, capitalism, colonisation and notions of future value
* Success and failure - responding to Indigenous housing needs, rising homelessness, crisis accommodation, transition housing
* Caring for our most vulnerable – aged care, families, women, people with disabilities - across Indigenous and non-indigenous communities
* Positive responses - Indigenous peoples creating their own housing solutions, community housing, tiny/micro housing, co-living
* Sustainable responses - understanding the impacts of human settlements on the living world; rethinking urban, regional and rural housing developments, ecovillages and sustainable housing
* Innovative financing and investment for housing and human settlements in Australia
Following the long period of disruption caused by the pandemic, the idea of a regenerative economy means different things to different people. While some look for a return to “normal", or business as usual, this panel is concerned with how Basic Income may form one of the fundamentals of an economy that is regenerative in a larger ecological sense.
For more information, view the description on NENA's YouTube channel here.
Join the Cities & Urban Communities Hub for two presentations followed by a Q&A session
Presentation 1 - Experimentation to accelerate decarbonisation
Experimentation through urban living labs brings together academic, government, civil society and private sector actors to trial alternative city futures, transition governance approaches and new modes of sustainable urban development.
Net Zero Precincts is a 4-year ARC Linkage project that is leveraging Monash University's Clayton Campus and the Monash Technology Precinct as a living lab to undertake experiments in net zero energy, mobility and the built environment to accelerate precinct-scale decarbonisation.
In this presentation Dr Darren Sharp will provide an overview of the Net Zero Precincts project, and discuss some emerging opportunities and challenges of net zero transformation at precinct scale.
Dr Darren Sharp is a Research Fellow at Monash Sustainable Development Institute where he is Research Coordinator of the ARC Linkage project Net Zero Precincts: an interdisciplinary approach to decarbonising cities. Darren is a sustainability transitions researcher interested in urban experimentation, living labs, multi-stakeholder governance, grassroots innovations, and the sharing economy. His research speaks to the possibilities of social learning, institutional arrangements, community agency, and new urban imaginaries to drive the transformation of cities towards sustainability.
Presentation 2 - The example of Circular Economy Villages
Circular Economy Villages (CEVs) seek to illustrate how a zero waste and zero carbon precinct could be designed for new developments in rural areas, aiming to move beyond zero and have a net positive impact on the land.
Each village is being planned to house a diverse community of up to 200 people, integrating affordable co-working and co-living spaces with water and energy micro-grids and a regenerative agricultural system. A network of CEVs would strive towards self-sufficiency by collaborating and localising the economy within a bioregion.
Steven Liaros' presentation will outline this development model and provide the current implementation status.
Steven Liaros is a strategic town planner and author of ‘Rethinking the City’. He is interested in how the internet and other new technologies, together with circular economy and sharing economy business models, are reshaping cities. Steven has qualifications in Civil Engineering, Town Planning and Environmental Law.
More democratic organisations such as cooperatives are important building blocks for the new economy movement.
In this NE Builders session we heard from Kate Biondo from Galactic® Co-operative - a WA-based, socially responsible, worker-owned technology business which provides advanced technical expertise across multiple industries.
Hosted by the NENA Perth Hub
Catch up on this important discussion about how supporting the commons can strengthen community responses to the pandemic.
For more information, watch the webinar on NENA's YouTube channel here.
Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub
It's time for a new vision and narrative for Arts & Culture in Australia - and NENA can play a part in building this new narrative, and strengthening the arts sector for the benefit of our society and all creatives.
Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub
NENA Narrative Hub co-convenors, Chris Riedy and Michelle Maloney, facilitated this discussion about how we can most effectively communicate about the new economy in Australia.
Webinar hosted by the NENA Perth Hub
Helena Norberg Hodge, Local Futures/Economics of Happiness, in conversation with Dr Michelle Maloney, Co-Founder of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA).
For more information, see the webinar on NENA's YouTube channel here.
The New Economy Network Australia (NENA) Health Hub is pleased to invite you to an important discussion about human health systems in a wellbeing economy.
For more information, view the webinar on NENA's YouTube channel here.
There are no past events.
- 22 February - Update about NENA Governance structures and the 2018 Conference
- 22 March - Ecological Economics and why it matters
- 24 May - How strong self-awareness and self-governance can support our transition from the "Old" to the "New" Economy.
- 26 July - Food systems in the new economy
- 23 August - Education in the New Economy
- 20 September - Update from NENA Steering Group
- 22 November - NENA's International Partners Update - Jason Nardi, "RIPESS" (ripess.org)