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Portugal lança 1ª relatório sobre Economia do Bem-Estar

Porquê uma Economia do Bem-Estar em Portugal? Portugal é o 22º país, entre 31 países europeus, no que diz respeito ao cumprimento dos objetivos do desenvolvimento sustentável, ainda que, se toda a Humanidade consumisse recursos naturais como Portugal, desde o dia 7 de maio estaríamos todos a viver a crédito ambiental, com todas as implicações […]

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Four pilot projects bringing Wellbeing Economy Policy Design to life

By: Lisa Hough-Stewart In March 2021, WEAll published our Policy Design Guide. This Guide was co-created with over 70 WEAll members, and aims to support visionary policy makers to build more just and sustainable economies for people and the planet.  It was never intended to simply be a guidance document,  rather to transform policymaking and […]

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Breakdown or Breakthrough?: Catalysing the Wellbeing Economy

This interactive event was the formal launch of the WEAll Ireland Hub – a follow-up to our successful online gathering in June. We heard from leading global visionaries Kate Raworth of Doughnut Economics and Katherine Trebeck of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. They joined with Jennifer Wallace of the Carnegie UK Trust, core members of the new WEAll Hub for Ireland, the Irish Doughnut Economics Network and other local […]

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New Zealand’s wellbeing budgets are part of the global movement towards wellbeing economies

New Zealand made headlines after announcing its first Wellbeing Budget in 2019. The country continues to lead the way in delivering wellbeing budgets, setting spending priorities to meet wellbeing goals. Some economists continue to press for the traditional practice of developing strategies to promote economic growth. Justin Connolly is a founding member of the Aotearoa […]

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A short report from our WEAll Hub Ireland Online Welcome Event, June 23 2021

Written by Caroline Whyte, WEAll Ireland Hub High levels of enthusiasm and readiness for change were expressed in the course of this participatory event, with emphasis placed on a need for fundamental economic transformation to bring about greater community empowerment and increase overall societal wellbeing.  The participants – 45-50 – came from many backgrounds with […]

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Brazil Build Back Better Paper Launch

The “Brazil Build Back Better” policy paper is the collective effort of a small group of Brazilians, called the Legal Impact Lab, an action tank that aims to produce thoughtful reflections to inspire tangible change.  The authors said: “The auspicious encounter with the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) and its intellectual breakthroughs provided a major disruption […]

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Public Banks: A Path to Economic Transformation in California

The Wellbeing Economy Alliance California hub and EcoCiv are hosting an online event on July 28 (5-6:30pm Pacific Time) on the role and growth of public banking in California. Register here for the event. EcoCiv has partnered with the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) to bring you our next “Dialogue for Global Systems Change” on the […]

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WEAll Can: new Wellbeing Economy hub launches for Canada and sovereign Indigenous nations

Canada gains new momentum toward a wellbeing economy During World Wellbeing Week (June 21-30), Canada and sovereign Indigenous nations announced the launch of the latest WEAll hub. “The current economic system was borne out of the Second World War, and it served its purpose at the time, which essentially was to prevent another war,” said Yannick […]

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Canada gains new momentum toward a well-being economy

Ahead of World Well-Being Week (June 21-30), an international alliance of organizations and individuals challenging the core purpose of the contemporary economy will soon include a hub for Canada and sovereign Indigenous nations. “The current economic system was borne out of the Second World War, and it served its purpose at the time, which essentially […]

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Lessons from New Zealand

New Zealand is aiming to adopt a wellbeing economy approach in its economic policy. The Government, for example, presented the world’s first Wellbeing Budget to Parliament on 30 May 2019. Against that background, Paul Dalziel and Caroline Saunders prepared a Research Briefing in September 2020. It summarises lessons learned in the initial New Zealand experience […]

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Two sides of the same coin: New Zealand’s 2021 ‘recovery’ and ‘wellbeing’ Budget

By Hannah Ormston, Ben Thurman and Jen Wallace from the Carnegie UK Trust In 2019, New Zealand made headlines around the world when their government signalled a genuine commitment to improving New Zealanders collective wellbeing through their annual budget. Applauded for being “transformational” and a “world first”, the NZ Treasury outlined their ambitions to measure […]

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WEAll, the 2021 UK Budget, and the Aoteraroa New Zealand WEAll hub

Kia ora!  I’m Suzy Morrissey, one of the founders of the Aoteraroa New Zealand WEAll hub, and I recently gave ‘evidence’ to a special meeting of the UK All Party Parliamentary Committee (APPG) on the Green New Deal and the APPG on Limits to Growth. The Green New Deal APPG was established to provide a […]

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WEAll California Narratives Event Recap

By: Isabel Nuesse On Thursday April 8, I spoke with a passionate group of Californians about developing a new narrative for the Wellbeing Economy in California. After a short presentation including WEAll’s own story of narrative development and lessons learnt, we had a group discussion and indicated a few initial thoughts on the values that […]

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UK petition demands a shift to a Wellbeing Economy

A petition campaign is underway in the UK, demanding that the government at Westminster prioritises a shift to a Wellbeing Economy. Launched by Brighton campaigner Laura Sharples, the petition seeks to garner 100,000 signatures by September so that the need for a Wellbeing Economy will be debated in Parliament. WEAll’s Katherine Trebeck was part of […]