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Green Agenda is an online publishing project that aims to stimulate public discussion and debate and deepen understanding of critical and contemporary green politics and philosophy. It is a project of the Green Institute, focussing on publishing essays and interviews that explore the challenges of our time and present creative progressive ideas for the future of Australia and the world.

We intend to publish a selection of essays and other content as a book.

Green thinking is responsive to the challenges of our contemporary world and is underpinned by the beliefs found in the four pillars of the green movement around the world: ecological sustainability, social and economic justice, peace and nonviolence and participatory democracy.

Contributions to Green Agenda are welcome from anyone who shares an interest in green ideas. Green Agenda also welcomes comments and engagement with all our content. Short comments can be made in the comments thread. We also encourage longer thoughtful responses to the essays. Ideas for essays or a response to a published essay can be submitted here.

The views and opinions expressed on Green Agenda are those of the authors and do not represent the views, policy or positions of either the Green Institute or the Australian Greens.


Simon Copland is a freelance writer and climate campaigner. He recently worked for the climate organisation 350.org. Simon grew up in Canberra and is currently living in Edinburgh.

Felicity Gray is a PhD scholar and writer, focusing on nonviolence, conflict and the protection of civilians. She has previously worked as an adviser in federal politics.

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