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Beyond Growth Tāmaki Makaurau, 3 Nov, 12-5pm, Grant Thornton

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Degrowth Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) in collaboration with Grant Thornton would like to present Beyond Growth Tāmaki Makaurau 2023. Building upon the education of the 2022 Degrowth event and Europe's Beyond Growth conference, this event aims to explore 4 specific topics.

Our afternoon of diverse conversations will be guided by Tori McNoe (Te Awawa, Ngāti Tahu/ Ngāti Whaoa/ Ngāti Ruakawa/ Pākeha) and Director & Poutaki Hononga - Commercialisation Development and board member of the Auckland Climate Festival.  

Degrowth vs Green Growth - understanding the future trajectories with Jennifer Wilkins

Jennifer Wilkins is a NZ-based researcher, writer and consultant who focuses on the rapidly rising idea of economic degrowth and translating this to a business and investor audience.  She will outline the trajectories between green growth and degrowth.

Before Growth/ Post Growth - Tikanga Māori, and other indigenous world views

  • Brooke Loader - Henderson Massey Local Board
  • Rangimarie Abraham - Kōareare Kaipara
  • Diana Albarrán González - University of Auckland
  • Lourdes Vano - Pasific Vision Aotearoa
  • Esther Gathambo - Sawubona/ The ReCreators

Our group will be guided by a diverse range of Maori/indigenous representation to discuss the Tikanga Māori developed by tangata whenua and other Pasifica/global south/ indigenous world views incorporating practices and values around culture, gender, custom and ethics for people and planet.  This collaborative effort seeks to incorporate indigenous perspectives and values into the concept of degrowth, emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity in shaping sustainable strategies.

Positive taxation conversations - a conversation with Gareth Hughes (WEALL NZ) & Denise Paterson (Grant Thornton - Tax Specialist)

The final significant focus of this event will be on reengaging and reimagining taxation as a means to foster equity and positive societal impacts. Our panel will identify approaches that can benefit all members of society and contribute to the overall well-being of both the economy and the environment. By understanding services, budgets and costs, constructive conversations can be had around promoting fairness and inclusivity.  This event aims to generate ideas that can reshape the narrative around taxation and its potential for positive change.

Aotearoa’s Renewable Future - a workshop by Dark Green Aotearoa

The purpose of this workshop is to expand your energy literacy and explore transitional pathways to a fossil carbon free future.

This will be an interactive, exploratory and educational workshop.

Our goal is to help you think more critically and strategically about the future of energy and provide an opportunity to take action in your life.

Why come?


Beyond Growth Aotearoa 2023 is a unique opportunity to come together, explore alternative paradigms, and envision a future that prioritizes sustainability, cultural diversity, and social well-being. Through collaboration and dialogue, the event strives to lay the groundwork for a more balanced and resilient society that embraces degrowth principles while ensuring a prosperous and harmonious future for all.


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