Designing an economy of well-being

Stephen Ofori Amo / Transformative Urban Coalitions / UNU-EHS
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The prevailing growth-based economic model is destined to fail on a planet with finite resources. However, there has been an increasing desire to replace materialistic values centred on maximizing production and income with post-materialistic values of personal freedom and well-being and the need to strive for human well-being within planetary boundaries . The concept of a "well-being" economy lies at the core of these ideas, aiming to improve the overall well-being of individuals and communities and encompassing social, economic, environmental, physical and cultural aspects.

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