Scenarios for Australia in 2050: A Synthesis and Proposed Survey

by Robert Costanza, Ida Kubiszewski, Steve Cork, Paul W. B. Atkins, Alexandra Bean, Alexis Diamond,  Nicola Grigg, Emily Korb, Jasmin Logg-Scarvell, Rajkumari Navis & Kimberley Patrick

Abstract

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,

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