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Geology for the wellbeing economy

The recent emergence of a new economic model that is focused on the pursuit of human and ecological wellbeing — the wellbeing economy — offers a fresh framework for geology to contribute to society. The challenge will be to extend the social purpose of geology beyond material and financial goals to the ultimate ends of sustainability through delivering long-term wellbeing for all.

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The British Academy is thanked for Newton-Khalidi funding for the El Hassan Research Chair in Sustainability, which supported this work along with funds from the UNESCO IGCP project 685 on ‘Geology for Sustainable Development’

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Stewart, I. Geology for the wellbeing economy. Nat. Geosci. (2023).

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