Finding the leverage point in the sustainability crisis: Global, national and regional Australian responses
Lane, Murray C. (2015) Finding the leverage point in the sustainability crisis: Global, national and regional Australian responses. In The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2015: Official Conference Proceedings, ACSEE, Kobe, Japan, pp. 195-203.
From an economic perspective, the sustainability crisis is ultimately characterized by a worsening relationship between the resources required to support the global population and the ability of the earth to supply them. Despite the ever-increasing threat of a calamity, modern society appears unable to alter its course. The very systems which underpin global human endeavor seem to actively prevent meaningful change and the one irrepressible goal to which all societies seem to strive is the very thing that makes such endeavor ultimately life threatening: that of global growth. Using the Australian experience as an exemplar, this paper explores how the concept of growth infiltrates societal reactions to the crisis at various scales – global, national and regional. Analysis includes historic studies, a critique of current misconceptions around population demographics, comparative evaluation of various interventions in the Australian context and considerations around potential ways to address the crisis.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||population, carrying capacity, localisation, resources, growth|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900) > Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 The International Academic Forum 2015 The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)|
|Deposited On:||28 Sep 2015 00:50|
|Last Modified:||04 Oct 2015 05:48|
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