The Economics of Happiness Seminar


The Global Hub for the Common Good is co-host of this seminar together with Local Futures and Initiatives of Change.

The Economics of Happiness—creating a more equitable world

What if human well-being didn’t have to be at the expense of the environment? What if we could simultaneously increase genuine prosperity, reduce social inequality, and tackle climate change? With some simple economic shifts, all this becomes possible. That’s because so many of our current crises—financial, social and ecological—are linked to the scale of the economy. Localisation is a solution-multiplier that systemically reduces economic scale, creating benefits that ripple throughout society.

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In this day- long seminar, Helena Norberg-Hodge will share an alternative paradigm she calls the ‘economics of happiness’. Her talk will highlight human-scale economies and the steps—at the community, national, and international levels—that can bring us there. She will be joined by Lawrence Bloom, a former chairman at UNEP and at the World Economic Forum, and Diego Isabel La Moneda, founder of Global Hub for the Common Good. Helena’s film The Economics of Happiness will also be screened and, in discussion with the audience, the speakers will explore how we can sustainably meet both human and ecological needs by going local.


  • Helena Norberg-Hodge
  • Lawrence Bloom
  • Diego Isabel La Moneda
  • Micahel Smith

More information here

Cost: £20 per head for standard ticket; £15 for students/concessions; £50 per head for ‘supporters’ ticket.
Please book early as space is limited to 100. A buffet lunch will be served.
Full scholarships are available. For information please email(link sends e-mail) for an application


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