• Interested in exploring the challenges for those working from an ecological economics perspective? This Special March 2019 Issue Economics and the Ecosystem.from the journal of the World Economics Association (WEA) is one place to start:
  • OECD 2019 Environmental Performance Review – “Australia has managed to decouple economic growth from the main environmental pressures and has made impressive progress in expanding protected areas. However, it is one of the most resource and carbon-intensive OECD countries, and the state of its biodiversity is poor and worsening.  Advancing towards a greener economy will require strengthening climate-change policy and mainstreaming biodiversity more effectively across sectors.”
  • OECD 2017 Environmental Performance Review on New Zealand – As a comparison, “New Zealand has strengthened policy co-ordination and environmental management and leads the international research effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and water pollution from agriculture. It has made greater use of market-based instruments to put a price on environmental “bads” such as GHG emissions and landfilled waste, although the use of energy and road vehicles is taxed at relatively low levels.”
  • The decoupling delusion Economic growth usually means using more resources. So if we can’t keep using more and more resources, what does this mean for growth?  In this Conversation article, ANZSEE examined why decoupling may be a delusion.

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  1. Oxford Spring School in Ecological Economics 2019. 24-30 March. Green Economy for Countries, Cities and Regions: Ecosystems, Economy, Policy. The School will address key elements of the new economy transformation, exploring the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics.

  2. Australia’s economy and labour market have been resilient, with rising employment and labour-force participation; projections show a continued robust output growth of around 3% in the near future. Living standards are good but socio-economic challenges remain, especially for more vulnerable groups with high risk of poverty.

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