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Happy Planet Index 2016

By Editor on 27th July 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

For the fourth time, the New Economics Foundation has ranked countries all over the world based on how efficiently their residents are able to live long, happy lives using environmental resources.  The overall results challenge the conventional wisdom that the wealthiest economies are the most successful, highlighting success stories in Latin America and Asia Pacific – where residents are enjoying relatively high and equally distributed life expectancy and wellbeing, whilst leaving a smaller ecological footprint than other more advanced economies. 

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised UN Member States for reaching agreement on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda. ‘Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ features 17 new sustainable development goals that aim, by 2030, to eradicate extreme poverty, promote prosperity and people's well-being, while protecting the environment. The new agenda was agreed upon by 193 UN Member States on 1st August following a negotiating process that has spanned more than two years.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 12:00 to Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 12:30

Birmingham, UK

Date and Time: 
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:30 to 14:15

University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK

Every year, the European Environment Agency seeks to raise awareness around a number of environmental issues through the publication of its annual Signals report. Signals 2014 focuses on the links between our well-being, the economy and the environment. The report explores how our well-being depends on the extraction of resources for the production of essential items such as food, buildings, furniture, electronic devices, and clothes. Yet, our exploitation of resources outpaces the environment’s ability to regenerate them and provide for us.

Videos on evidence and well-being

By Bridget Elliott on 13th May 2014
Found in: Research and Resources

Speeches from a conference held by the Alliance for Useful Evidence on evidence and wellbeing are now available online. The conference explored the creation of a What Works Centre for Well-being, including how such a Centre could be most useful for decision-makers and frontline practitioners. The morning featured experts in the field and the afternoon consisted of breakout groups to examine how the Centre could work in practice, drawing on the expertise of the delegates.

The Commission on Wellbeing and Policy, established by the Legatum Institute, published a report of findings in March on the measurement of wellbeing and how wellbeing analysis can usefully be applied to policy.

RSS Meeting- ‘UK Measures of National Well-being’

By Editor on 18th March 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 17:00 to 20:00

Royal Statistical Society, London

Date and Time: 
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:00 to 18:00

Location tbc