New South Wales

2014 Fenner Conference on the Environment


From: Thursday October 2, 2014, 8:30 am

To: Friday October 3, 2014, 4:30 pm

Does our economy always have to grow?  Neither of the renowned economists Adam Smith or John Stuart Mill thought that the economy had to keep growing forever. Since the 1970s scholars such as Professor Herman Daly have enlarged on the idea of a 'steady state' economy where neither our population nor our resource use keeps on growing. This accepts that the world has limits. Hence we in Australia don't have to remain addicted to growth. The 2014 Australian Academy of Science Fenner Conference on the Environment "Addicted to Growth? How to move to a steady state economy in Australia" will explore the vision and process for moving towards a steady state economy, where neither our population nor our use of energy, materials and land use keeps on growing. Speakers include:
  • Dr Brian Czech
  • Dr Richard Denniss
  • Dr Carmen Lawrence
  • Professor Robert Costanza
  • Professor Herman Daly
  • Professor Peter Victor
  • Professor Steve Dovers
  • Professor Ian Lowe
  • Dr Graham Turner
  • A/Professor Mark Diesendorf
Cost: $80 unwaged / $180 waged | $180 unwaged / $250 waged includes conference dinner Click here to view the program and for registration


Tyree Room, Scientia Building (G19) UNSW

University of NSW, Kensington

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