Watch: Beyond economic growth: ERA presents ‘wellbeing first’ vision

The Environment & Resources Authority has launched a public consultation process for a “Wellbeing First” vision, which is set to be the first major milestone in the development of a National Strategy for the Environment for 2050.

The vision recognises the need to look beyond economic growth as a measure for success; the environment is at the heart of a system that supports overall wellbeing. Environmental stability is deemed to be essential to maintain a good quality of life.

It nevertheless promotes continuous growth, though environmental and social considerations are to be given due consideration.

The draft vision was developed through a scenario-building exercise, through which multiple possible scenarios were explored to support decision-making processes by means of an analytical framework for finding suitable and robust policy options.

The consultation process runs until 20 September, and the ERA encourages the public to send feedback on or through this link.