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Scenarios for Australia in 2050: A Synthesis and Proposed Survey

Costanza, Robert; Kubiszewski, Ida; Cork, Steven; Atkins, Paul; Bean, Alexandra; Diamon, Alexis; Grigg, Nicky; Korb, Emily; Logg-Scarvell, Jasmin; Navis, Rajkumari; Patrick, Kimberley


We reviewed a broad range of scenarios of the future developed for Australia and globally and developed a synthesis for Australia. Our four synthesis scenarios were structured around two axes: (1) individual vs. community orientation and (2) whether biophysical limits are binding on continued GDP growth or could be overcome with technology. While global scenarios have explored transformational or collapse futures, very few scenarios at the national scale for Australia have done so. Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Futures Studies


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