Earlier this month, the WEGo partnership was featured in the 2020 edition of WWF’s Nature In All Goals publication, which outlines how we can restore our relationship with nature to realise the promise of the SDGs and Leave No One Behind.
Individually, the 17 SDGs define key areas of progress for humanity. Delivered together, they will transform the world and create prosperity for all on a healthy planet.
The publication gives inspirational examples of where each of the 17 SDGs have been put into practice – ranging from Supporting Conserved by Indigenous Peoples and Communities in Myanmar to Renewable energy solutions for better health and energy security in Karachi, Pakistan.
In WEAll’s article, we discussed how to shift toward a Sustainable and Just economy – one that promotes wellbeing for all.
Action on the SDGs in the next ten years is not possible without a fundamental transformation of our economic system.
In order to do this, WEAll’s membership has developed the 5 priorities a wellbeing economy should deliver on.
‘We All Need’:
- Dignity: Everyone has enough to live in comfort, safety and happiness
- Nature: A restored and safe natural world for all life
- Connection: A sense of belonging and institutions that serve the common good
- Fairness: Justice in all its dimensions at the heart of economic systems, and the gap between the richest and poorest greatly reduced
- Participation: Citizens actively engaged in their communities and locally rooted economies.
These principles guide the work of the Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo) partnership.
WEGo member states have achieve great successes in mainstreaming social equity and ecological restoration – in line with the SDGs:
- Iceland is ranked first for gender equality
- New Zealand has a national budget informed by wellbeing indicators
- Scotland is developing its circular economy agenda and Fair Work Action Plan.
- Wales has a world-leading Future Generations Commissioner and Wellbeing of Future Generations Act which compels public bodies to think about how decisions will affect people living in Wales in the future.