Addicted to Growth? Fenner Conference videos now available

December 7, 2018

In October 2014 the NSW Chapter of the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy organised the 2014 Fenner Conference on the environment  for the Australian Academy of Science “Addicted to Growth? How to move to a Steady State Economy in Australia’. Its proceedings are now available on Youtube. Links to the videos are provided below.


Keynote address Dr Brian Czech, President of CASSE international, author of ‘Supply Shock’ -‘A steady state economy – the time is now’



Topic 1: ‘Why the growth economy is broken: the environmental science of endless growth’




 Robert Costanza


Ian Lowe


Dr Haydn Washington


 Panel Discussion –  Chair Prof Gary Luck


Topic 2: ‘Capitalism and the steady state economy – uneasy bedfellows?’


Dr Joshua Farley

Dr Geoff Mosley

Dick Smith


Panel Discussion Dr Brian Czech and Dr Kerryn Higgs joining – Chair Dr Haydn Washington


Topic 3: “Key aspects of a steady state economy”


Molly Scott Cato

Peter Victor

Dr Graham Turner


Panel Discussion Dr Brian Czech, Prof Ian Lowe – Chair A/Prof Mark Diesendorf


Topic 4: Throughput and consumerism – a key elephant in the room


Erik Assadourian -‘Reengineering Cultures to Survive the Turbulent Centuries Ahead’

Richard Wilkinson – ‘A convenient Truth: a sustainable society better for all of us’

Dr Simon Michaux – ‘Society transition through peak industrialisation’

Panel Discussion A/Prof. Mark Diesendorf, Dr Haydn Washington – Chair Dr Anna Schlunke


Topic 5: Ethics, equity and equality


Dr Carmen Lawrence

Dr Graeme Maxton


Panel Discussion including Dr Richard Denniss


Topic 6: Policy and political process towards a steady state economy


Dr Richard Denniss

Jennifer Hinton

Steven Dovers – ‘Policy instruments for a steady-state economy’

A/Prof Mark Diesendorf


Panel Discussion Dr Brian Czech and Prof. Robert Costanza joining – Chair Dr Paul Twomey



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