Our policy position: Wellbeing

6th August 2016

Why dropping the obsession with economic growth is the route to a better future.

In a Nutshell: We all want a better future for ourselves and our children. But too often this is taken simply to mean ensuring economic growth (increasing gross domestic product – GDP). True wellbeing is about much besides economic growth: freedom to be heard and have influence, good relationships, purpose in life, green space, health, freedom from discrimination are all important. As well as a decent income, these are the things our policy makers should be focusing on.

Friends of the Earth position paper - Wellbeing - In a Nutshell


Download the Wellbeing position paper (pdf)

28 January 2015