Economy

Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1

Renewable energy: Are optimistic scenarios feasible?

Terry Leahy critically examines Mark Diesendorf and Rod Taylor's The Path to a Sustainable Civilisation, focusing on their arguments for a renewable energy transition and degrowth. Acknowledging the authors' optimism about renewables, Leahy challenges notions of an easy green transition, to argue that radical degrowth is necessary. [...]

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, 1 month ago


Culture, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1

My Planet Saving Superpowers

In this reflective essay, writer, activist and farmer Linda Cockburn recounts her 25-year journey attempting to save the world through increasingly dedicated living experiments and community projects. From living off-grid to establishing local food networks. [...]

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Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Social Justice, Virtual Issue

Visions & Movements

Our latest issue of Green Agenda, ‘Visions & Movements’ is a testament to the radical imagination and collective experimentations from-below. From visions of alternative urban futures grounded in ecological justice to building material counter-power through everyday practices of growing, making, and sharing, to learning from struggles against state violence and abandonment – the essays show the many ways that our... Read More

, 2 months ago


Culture, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1, Social Justice, Virtual Issue

Will we keep cranking up the aircon as we watch the planet burn? 

We have conjured up a dark future with our addiction to air-conditioning, but as we enjoy our dream lifestyle, this luxury is cooking the planet and sentencing the poorest and most disadvantaged to a nightmare of cooling poverty. [...]

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by , 3 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1, Social Justice

Solid swings but not many ward wins – unpacking the results of the 2024 Brisbane City Council election

Well it’s six days since the council election, and the last few postal votes are being scrutinised closely, with the Greens frustratingly close to winning in a couple of different electorates both in Brissie and elsewhere in South-East Queensland. Across Brisbane’s 26 wards, the Greens primary vote has grown by a very healthy 5.2% on average, to 23%. (There’s a few percentage points difference... Read More

, 4 months ago


Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Virtual Issue

Feet, bikes, busses and trains, not electric cars

Australia faces massive problems with our transport system. We have some of the most spread-out cities in the world, and huge distances between major population hubs as well. We have in turn become a car-dominated society, with public policy focused heavily on building more and more expensive and complicated road infrastructure – just look at the disaster of the Rozelle... Read More

by , 4 months ago


Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Social Justice, Theory, Virtual Issue

Sustainable materialism as political action

Are these kinds of movements the solution to all of our troubles? Absolutely not. Do the mainly white western environmental activists doing this work think it’s everything? Of course not. But are sustainable materialist movements politically valuable? Absolutely. For this project I wanted to examine positive everyday practices, possibilities already being lived, grounded imaginaries, visions for a future that are... Read More

, 8 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Social Justice

Talking degrowth in Zagreb

Anitra Nelson, scholar-activist and member of Degrowth Central Victoria, reports on a recent international degrowth conference and an international degrowth network assembly which took place in Zagreb in late August and early September. Zagreb (Croatia) provocatively winks at visitors. A human-scale capital of just one million inhabitants it has grown a museum of broken relationships, a museum of hangovers, a... Read More

by , 9 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Social Justice, Virtual Issue

Visioning futures

If, in the future, we would like to be able to safely house climate refugees in our neighbourhoods, what do we need to be agitating for now? What needs to change in how we understand housing, property, and the right to safe shelter? What do we need to unlearn in settler-colonial entitlement and domination, what racism and xenophobia must we... Read More

and , 9 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:2 - On Living Democracy, Social Justice, Theory

Like futurology

There’s something about Tim Hollo’s Living Democracy: An ecological manifesto for the end of the world as we know it, that feels like that, like futurology. So I want to talk about the end of the world and liberation amid its end and about the kind of ecological politics that may help us get us past it. All this is... Read More

by , 10 months ago