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‘Beyond GDP’

Tracks efforts in many countries to correct national money-based accounts and scorecards of progress, e.g., GDP. Covers new scorecards beyond money and economics which use systems approaches to quality of life measure by multiple metrics from many sciences and disciplines. These indicators add tracking health, education, poverty gaps and environment.

Relates to: Transforming Finance, GTS, Wealth of Networks, EM TV Series, EM-Globescan surveys, Reports You Need

Remarkable videos and a remarkable book about remarkable economics

Silver Donald Cameron - Bhutan: The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness And here are a film and a book that expand and deepen the view that economics can and should be about generating good lives in a good society in a good world - in ways that speak to the cultures, realities and daily lives that most of us live in. Watch the video...

China’s green economist stirring a shift away from GDP

Niu Wenyuan's 'quality index' measures the economy not just by size, but by sustainability, social equality and ecological impact. Read more...

“Surviving Progress” – a new film by Martin Scorsese on the limits of growth and needing to cut back consumption

A Film by Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks Produced by Daniel Louis Denise Robert Inspired by the Ronald Wright Bestseller a Short History of Progress Executive Producer MARTIN SCORSESE bit.ly/oEQyRE

Learning from China: Why the Existing Economic Model Will Fail

Learning from China: Why the Existing Economic Model Will Fail www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights18 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Data Highlight September 8, 2011 For almost as long as I can remember we have been saying that the United States, with 5 percent of the world's people, consumes a third or more [...]

The Consumption Dilemma: Leverage Points for Accelerating Sustainable Growth

The World Economic Forum’s work on sustainable consumption has gained momentum over the last three years. The issue has moved up the agenda of governments and businesses while acceptance of the need for “sustainable consumption” has become more widespread. Following a strong commitment to sustainable consumption from CEOs at the World [...]

Quality of Life Indexes Gaining Ground

Quality of Life Indexes Gaining Ground

Quality of Life Indexes Gaining Ground GDP tracks national output using money flows, which its inventor Simon Kuznets warned was never intended to measure overall progress. GDP reporting in mass media became a "fetish" ("Stiglitz-Sen Moving in the Right Direction, but Slowly"). Submitted by:Hazel Henderson Posted: Jul 11, 2011 – 05:16 PM [...]

Happiness Should Have Greater Role In Development Policy Un Member States

HAPPINESS SHOULD HAVE GREATER ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT POLICY ? UN MEMBER STATES New York, Jul 19 2011 7:05PM The General Assembly today <"http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2011/ga11116.doc.htm">called on United Nations Member States to undertake steps that give more importance to happiness and well-being in determining how to achieve and [...]

Europe takes important steps towards going beyond GDP

Europe takes important steps towards going beyond GDP

Newsletter Europe takes important steps towards going beyond GDP July 2011 French and German versions of this newsletter will be posted on the website before 25 July 2011. An important step was taken beginning of June towards measuring progress in the EU on a broader basis than GDP alone, when the European Parliament (EP) adopted its [...]

Event Summary: Crunch Time for Carbon Reporting

Event Summary: Crunch Time for Carbon Reporting Tuesday 7th June 2011 Lord Chidgey opened the meeting on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group and the Aldersgate Group (AG). He thanked the sponsors, Carbon Systems. Mike Anderson, Director General of Defra, acknowledged the "keen interest from the Aldersgate Group and [...]

Report on EUROSTAT Conference on “Statistics for Policymaking: Europe 2020″

Report on EUROSTAT Conference on "Statistics for Policymaking: Europe 2020" By Lisa Cowan, EMBA, Ethical Markets European Correspondent The 2011 annual gathering of Europe’s key statisticians and policy makers was held in Brussels, March 2011. The conference was opened by Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, who [...]

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