Life Cycle Benefit Assessment (LCBA)

Life Cycle Benefit Analysis

Life Cycle Benefit Assessment (LCBA) is an extended model of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) that reorients the focus of the analysis towards ecologically and socially positive benefits that can be derived from the lifecycles of products and services. Sustainability thinking has historically focused on reducing harms, minimising damage, or generating ‘net-zero’ impacts during the creation, distribution, use and disposal of goods and services.

Growth Economics

Neo-classical economics are sometimes referred to as ‘growth economics’, as the theory assumes that endless economic growth is possible. (Compare to ecological economics, wellbeing economics and other economic theories that reject infinite economic growth.)

Economic growth refers to an increase in the production and consumption of goods and services.…

Indigenous Fire Management

Indigenous fire management refers to the ancient practice of cool, mosaic burning that Aboriginal Peoples used – and continue to use – to help Care for Country, across the continent now known as Australia.

In simple terms, Indigenous fire management typically involves the lighting of ‘cool’ fires in targeted areas, during appropriate seasons in different Aboriginal countries, across the continent.…

First Laws

‘First laws’ refer to the laws and legal systems of the First Peoples of the continent now known as Australia.

The following are statements about First Laws, by Indigenous people in Australia:

“Indigenous Peoples associate their own laws with the laws of the natural world, which are formally known as or translated as Natural or First Law.…

Heterodox Economics

Heterodox Economics is an umbrella term covering various strands of economic thought as well as a series of interdisciplinary research fields. While heterodox economics is internally highly diversified, most heterodox economists agree on certain conceptual definitions (e.g. doing economics is to study the process of social provisioning in a broad sense), theoretical foundations (e.g.…

Ecological Economics

What are ecological economics?

Ecological economics is a trans-disciplinary field. It’s not trying to be a subdiscipline of economics or a subdiscipline of ecology, but really it’s a bridge across not only ecology and economics but also psychology, anthropology, archaeology, and history.…