Ecological Economics

Objectives of the Hub

The NENA Ecological Economics Hub was created to:

  • increase the awareness and understanding of ecological economics in Australian society, and across the NENA network
  • enable the introduction of key concepts of ecological economics into NENA's work, including: ensuring human economic systems fit within the productive capacity and limits of the living world; ensuring that issues such as ecological limits, ecological justice, ethics and sustainable population levels can be discussed in a respectful and productive way, and inform the development of new and alternative economic systems
  • contribute to the NENA Annual Strategy and longer-term transformational work.

Convenors and Contact

Please contact Haydn Washington or Michelle Maloney

Current Activities and Upcoming Events

Hub Meetings

Please contact the Hub convenors to join our meetings - everyone's welcome -

  • Thursday 2 July @ 2pm AEST
  • Thursday 6 August @ 2pm AEST
  • Thursday 3 September @ 2pm AEST


"Replacing GDP - indicators of success for Australia's new economy" - details coming soon

2020 Conference

The NENA Ecological Economics Hub is working to contribute to the 2020 NENA Conference and will be hosting several sessions and activities connected to the November event

Ecological Economics: Solutions for the Future

This book arose from the 2019 Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Conference held at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in November 2019. Its focus is on finding solutions within ecological economics to help reach a sustainable future. Its seventeen chapters range from the future of ecological economics to big picture solutions and specific solutions. Some of the chapters have an Australia or New Zealand focus, but the majority focus on global solutions. Given that endless growth economics is not sustainable, this book investigates the solutions needed to transition to a sustainable future.

Learn more

Ecological Economics: Solutions for the Future

Post-Growth Australia Podcast with Michael Bayliss

Do you think growing infinitely on a finite planet is an oxymoron? If the answer is yes, then this podcast is for you.

In each episode of the Post-Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP), host Michael Bayliss talks to experts to unpack the notion of post-growth societies and what this means for us, for future generations and for the planet.

Learn more

Post-Growth Australia Podcast with Michael Bayliss