Synthesising beyond-growth initiatives and co-creating future scenarios

About
WISE

WISE stands for Wellbeing, Inclusion, Sustainability & the Economy. The WISE Horizons project seeks to facilitate and accelerate a systemic change in society by creating a framework based on the current post-growth narratives, policies, and initiatives. It will create a synthesis of WISE indicators – presented in a special database – and WISE models to transform modelling and policymaking.

WISE Horizons will inform and accelerate the transition to a new economic paradigm with wellbeing, inclusion and sustainability at its core. The project will create a state-of-the-art theoretical framework which synthesises the current post-growth initiatives through a novel and open access WISE accounting framework. WISE Horizons should not be confused with the OECD WISE Centre.

Wellbeing

relates to wellbeing of the current generation

Inclusion

relates to the distribution of wellbeing, both between countries and within countries

Sustainability

relates to the wellbeing of future generations

Economy and Society

a WISE Economy/Society prioritises Wellbeing, Inclusion and Sustainability

Timeline

September 2023

Future Lab

Brussels

The Future Lab aimed to identify qualitative scenarios for 2050 using scenario planning methods. Participants identified societal goals as well as key uncertainties that shape how people will be affected by the green transformation and discussed relevant scenarios.

The event was held in-person in Brussels and lasted one day.

November 2023

Just Transitions Lab

Brussels

The Just Transitions Lab built on the Future Lab to sharpen scenarios for 2050, and, as a dedicated event, paid attention to societal groups negatively affected by the green transformation in order to better incorporate their knowledge and perspectives.

The event was held in-person in Brussels and lasted one day.

March 2024

Global South Insights Lab

Online (Zoom)

The Global South Insights Lab will take place virtually on March 6th 2024. More information and interest registration here: About the Global South Insights Lab | WISE Horizons

March 2024

Theoretical Framework

Upcoming Publication

The theoretical framework will put forward a unique Theory of Change to facilitate a mainstreaming of inclusive and sustainable wellbeing into policies, legislation, and governance structures.

Partners

Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML)

Leiden University

Coordinator

ZOE Institute for Future-fit Economies

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)

University of Surrey

SINTEF

Department of Environment and Geography

York University

Centre of Applied Research (CAR)

Tsinghua University

Insights

From the project consortium

WISE Horizons publications

To the overview of all WISE Horizons publications to date

To the overview of all WISE Horizons publications to date

Universiteit Leiden

www.Beyond-GDP.world

Learn about the metrics for societal progress towards Wellbeing, Inclusion and Sustainability

Learn about the metrics for societal progress towards Wellbeing, Inclusion and Sustainability

Paris School of Economics

World Inequality Database

Explore the most extensive available database on the historical evolution of the world distribution of income and wealth

Explore the most extensive available database on the historical evolution of the world distribution ...

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Become Part

Join a global community of policymakers, researchers, activists and many others working towards a new economic paradigm with well-being, sustainability, and inclusion at its core.

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