2013: The Society’s two papers published in 2013 on "The Sustainable Carrying Capacity of New Zealand" and "Constraints to New Zealand’s Sustainable Well-being" address the question of how many people, and to what standard of living, can New Zealand support sustainably? This simple question opens up a range of complex issues about well-being, living standards, thresholds, limits, and vulnerabilities.
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These papers explore recent research (and research gaps) in New Zealand and abroad that provides a perspective on the links between the economy and the environment:
These questions were addressed at a discussion seminar at the Society’s offices in Wellington on Friday 15 March 2013.
Speakers and presentations at the launch: