Areas

Our work is divided into three areas: Human Happiness, Animal Happiness and Future Happiness.

Our work in Human Happiness aims to inform the public about effective strategies to increase personal well-being - and how to live a life that also serves the happiness of others. Every year, we arrange a Happiness Conference, where wellbeing experts and leading figures in happiness research report the latest findings and how they can most practically be used. Human Happiness is also working to get a happiness agenda into politics to create better conditions for a happier society and a happier world.

In Animal Happiness, we work to minimize the suffering of animals, both free-living and domestic. Our work aims to bring about attitudinal and legislative changes that increase non-human animal status in accordance with our core view that all suffering is just as reprehensible - regardless of race or species. Animal Happiness works for the abolition of industries whose existence entails animal suffering. As long as these industries last, however, the conditions of captive non-human animals should be improved. An important part of our work is to ensure that both politicians and the private industry invest in technologies that reduce suffering of animals. An example of such technology is the growing of meat for human consumption, which has a number of advantages over today's meat production.

Future Happiness's goal is to work to ensure that long-term perspectives are not lost in the pursuit of short-term gains. We believe that we should not only ensure the wellbeing of sentient beings alive now, but also the well-being of future generations. There is a lot that threatens the prospects of future generations - including climate change and increasingly sophisticated military technology. We want to recognize and counteract these threats. At the same time, we want to accelerate the development of new technologies that enable humans and non-human animals to live better lives.