This book proposes a paradigm shift in how human and nonhuman well-being are perceived and approached. In response to years of accelerated decline in the health of ecosystems and their inhabitants, this edited collection presents planetary well-being as a new cross-disciplinary concept to foster global transformation towards a more equal and inclusive framing of well-being. 

Throughout this edited volume, researchers across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences apply and reflect on the concept of planetary well-being, showcasing its value as an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral changemaker. The book explores the significance of planetary well-being as a theoretical and empirical concept in sustainability science and applies it to discipline-specific cases, including business, education, psychology, culture, and development. Interdisciplinary perspectives on topical global questions and processes underpin each chapter, from soil processes and ecosystem health to global inequalities and cultural transformation, in the framework of planetary well-being.  

The book will appeal to academics, researchers, and students in a broad range of disciplines including sustainability science, sustainable development, natural resources, and environmental humanities. Calling readers to assess, challenge, and rethink the dominant perceptions of well-being and societal activities, this rich resource that explores the interconnection between human and nonhuman well-being serves as a tool to foster transformative action towards a more sustainable society.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.

part I|50 pages

Grounding the concept

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part II|39 pages

Assessing ecological processes as constituents of planetary well-being

part III|57 pages

Challenging the economic imperative

chapter 8|15 pages

Local knowledge and global justice

From hegemonic development to planetary well-being
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part IV|34 pages

Rethinking human well-being

chapter 11|10 pages

Eudaimonia and temperance

A pathway to a flourishing life
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chapter 13|12 pages

The ecosocial paradigm in social work

Striving for planetary well-being
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part V|70 pages

Fostering transformation towards planetary well-being

chapter 17|15 pages

Towards cultural transformation

Culture as planetary well-being
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