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Victoria University of Wellington

Beyond Growth Aotearoa: The benefits of planned degrowth

Following on from the successful European 2023 'Beyond Growth' conference, Aotearoa are ready to continue this kōrero at a country level. Held at Victoria University, Wellington. Tickets from $75 -$300

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Beyond Growth Aotearoa: The benefits of planned degrowth
Beyond Growth Aotearoa: The benefits of planned degrowth

Time & Location

16 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 17 Sept 2023, 5:00 pm

Victoria University of Wellington, Rutherford House 33 Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the event

“The old world is dying and a new world is struggling to be born” -Antonio Gramsci

Following on from the successful European 2023 'Beyond Growth' conference, Aotearoa are ready to continue this kōrero at a country level.

This interactive event will provide the latest knowledge and insights related to ecological economics, resource scarcity and planned response measures that could be taken to mitigate risks and maximise future opportunities.

Day 1, will cover systemic issues, Te Ao Māori perspectives, and political and business strategies.  Day 2, the event will examine practical action with examples from community, local government and ethical, circular business perspectives.

There will be opportunities to network with experts, peers, and decision-makers faced with similar challenges. Zero waste catering will be provided but we encourage all participants to BYO drink bottles and coffee cups.

A Degrowth ticketing system is in place to ensure equity for all event attendees.  If you can, please consider a Pay It Forward ticket allowing someone a free or subsidised place.

Day 1

9.30 – 10.00         Registration/refreshments

10.00 – 10.05       Welcome

10.05 – 10.15         Introducing the Beyond Growth Aotearoa Conference

10-15 – 10:30        The fundamental problem – ecological overshoot

10:30 – 11:00        The pathway to a post-growth economy, the international degrowth movement

11.00 – 12.15          What can the degrowth movement in Aotearoa learn from and offer to Te Ao Māori?’– a broad exchange

12.15 – 13.15           Lunch - Common Unity catering

13.15 – 14:30         Enabling the degrowth transition: governing for the future, and sufficiency as cross-governance policy goals

14.30 – 15:00        Afternoon kai

15.00 – 16.15         How do we mainstream degrowth in Aotearoa? (panel)

16.15 – 16:30         Reducing emissions equitably with Tradable Energy Quotas (TEQs)

16.30 – 17:00         Wrap up/Karakia

Day 2

10 – 10.10              Karakia and summary from Day 1

10.10 – 10.30        Nate Hagens: strengthening communities and his NZ visit

10.30 – 11.30        Resilient Communities Project (Interactive panel)

11.30 – 12.30        Collective wellbeing (Universal Basic Services)

12.30 – 13.30        Lunch & Networking

13.30 – 14.30        Reducing ‘throughput’ in action

14.30 – 15.00       Care: relationship with ourselves, each other, and nature

15.00 – 15:00       Wrap up/Karakia

15.15 – 17.00         Networking projects and stalls

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