How far into the horizon should we look? Short-term thinking is a modern day malady writes director of strategic ideas, Charles Berger.
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New economics advances achievable improvements in economic theory and practice to better promote human wellbeing in an ecologically sustainable way.
We need a new, progressive approach to Australia's quality of life that complements and informs our economic growth. New economic thinking and practice reassesses the way society's health and happiness is measured. Find out about ACF's work in our report Better than growth and discover some of the best thinking from around the world on how we can affect this transformation.
Would you know if you needed a doctor, plumber, accountant or a lawyer? Of course you would. But what about an economist? The ACF New Economics Advisory Service can provide on-the-ground economic assessments to community groups, green businesses and individuals to help articulate the value of our environment.
We are working to promote a public discussion and a national accounting system that reflects what we really value, so we can shift our national priorities towards a more sustainable and happy way of life.
We can build a cleaner and more prosperous economy for Australia while protecting and restoring our natural environment.
Recognising the value of nature is vital to making decisions that guarantee a healthy Australian environment and economy for generations to come.