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
Check back soon for upcoming events and activities!
- 'Degrowth and the COVID-19 Economic Slow-Down: Where to from here?, 3 June 2020
- 'Doughnut economics and the ultimate end game: building the new economy within ecological limits" presentation, NENA 2018 Conference
- Dr Michelle Maloney (AELA), Haydn Washington (CASSE NSW)
- WATCH PRESENTATION HERE
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.
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.