Professor Dame Henrietta L. Moore

Professor Henrietta L. Moore is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and the Chair in Culture Philosophy and Design at University College London (UCL). A leading global thinker on prosperity, Professor Moore challenges traditional economic models of growth arguing that to flourish communities, businesses and governments need to engage with diversity and work within environmental limits.

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In The Media

Why a new definition of prosperity and radical ideas are needed to build back better post-pandemic and how to achieve this

Media

Using GDP alone to determine prosperity is inadequate and misleading, leading policy makers to draw faulty conclusions about levels of prosperity and appropriate interventions. But this new index is based on the theory that by sharing knowledge and trying radical new approaches, more innovative policy options that are targeted to specific local communities and effective at improving quality of life will open up...

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Henrietta Moore: The new unitary authorities should be outriders for further devolution

Media

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"We are being suffocated by fossil fuel emissions on a daily basis"

Commentary

Recent research shows that Lebanon could witness an increase of 1.2 to 3.2 degrees in temperatures in areas that are already very arid and suffer from water shortage. An increase in temperature and a decrease in precipitation will have particular impact on the electricity sector - a higher cooling demand in summer and increased consumption for electricity. Rising sea levels and water scarcity in Lebanon could lead to internal climate migration and mass displacement from rural to coastal regions affecting agricultural output, jobs and livelihoods. The economic situation in the cities that are already prone to poverty, illiteracy and unemployment could become worse.

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Latest Research

Decentralised renewable energy: a pathway to prosperity for Lebanon?

Prosperity

This chapter reviews the current state of play on energy and prosperity in Lebanon. The focus is on opportunities for decentralised renewable energy (RE) to not only address Lebanon’s insufficient energy supply but to incite whole systems change in Lebanon to address the compounding challenges of mass displacement, changing climate and economic crises.

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Assembling prosperity in a post-Covid United Kingdom: New approaches to levelling up

UK

Livelihood analysis and citizen-led understandings of prosperity have useful analytical potential to investigate the impact of policies, infrastructure, institutions, social support and democratic engagement on quality of life, beyond traditional income and economic growth measures.

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Imagining a welfare state that supports secure livelihoods

UK

The pandemic has clearly exposed the inability of our existing welfare system to provide people with an adequate safety net to navigate times of crisis. The significant rise in food poverty, debt and extreme financial vulnerability caused by the pandemic is clear evidence of this.

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Events

APPG on Limits to Growth-Rebuilding Prosperity

Thursday 29 April, 2021

"We cannot hope to level up and deal with the growing divide in poverty and prosperity until we cure our fetish for GDP, accept the failure of current policy making and stem the decline in civic and political participation"

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Books

Promoting Health Book

Promoting the Health of Children and Young People: Setting a Research Agenda

Henrietta L. Moore

This paper summarises and updates the report of one of the seven Expert Working Groups established by the UK’s Health Education Authority (HEA) in October 1996 to look at the potential for health promotion with key populations – in this case that of children and young people. It seeks to establish a revitalised agenda for research into the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the UK.

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Book Hlm The Mutual State

The Mutual State and How to Build It

Henrietta L. Moore and Ed Mayo

This report draws together the findings from a virtual think-tank on mutualisation, designed to test, challenge and improve the core approach, running over six months up to May 2002.

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