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Analyses and reports

We will regularly publish policy analyzes as well as results from our projects and studies. As WELA is a newly started think tank, below we have listed relevant publications from collaboration partners and other scientific sources.

The well-being economy in brief
Trebeck & Smith (2024), Center for Policy Development.

In this report, Katherine Trebeck (WELA board member) and Warwick Smith introduce the basic elements of well-being economics.

We highly recommend this report to anyone who wants an accessible but thorough introduction to the agenda and its content.

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Wellbeing Economy
Policy Design Guide

Wellbeing Economy Alliance (2024).

This report from the Wellbeing Economy Alliance introduces design principles for policy development that puts human and planetary well-being first.

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Deep dives on the
wellbeing economy

World Health Organization (2023).

In this report, we document the results of selected questions from our first population survey.


We continuously reveal more results.

The survey results are representative, and the sample reflects the composition of the Danish voter population measured by gender, age and geography.

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Getting wellbeing economy
ideas on the policy table

Trebeck (2024), The Club of Rome & Earth4All.

In this report, Katherine Trebeck examines the experiences with well-being economics in selected countries. Based on those experiences, she seeks to qualify the approaches to system change.

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Sixth Main Report of the IPCC, Working Group 3, Chapter 5
Creutzig et al (2022), IPCC.

In this contribution to the sixth main report from the UN climate panel (IPCC), the possibilities for a transition to a society with high well-being and low climate footprint are presented via "demand-side solutions".

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The crossing of 6 out of 9 planetary boundaries
Richardson et al (2023).

In this 2023 update of the "planetary boundary framework", Katherine Richardson and colleagues find that six out of nine planetary boundaries have been exceeded, meaning that Earth is now well outside what can be considered sustainable for humanity.

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