Thursday, July 09, 2009

Happy Planet Index

From an email from Juliet at the New Economics Foundation

The HPI measures the environmental efficiency with which, country by country, people live long and happy lives. The results turn our idea of progress on its head. The HPI reveals that around the world, high levels of resource consumption do not reliably produce high levels of well-being. Middle-income countries, such as those in Latin America and South East Asia tend to be the closest to achieving sustainable well-being whereas rich, developed nations fail to rank above the middle of the table of 143 countries.

You can explore the results in much more on our website


Enda Hargaden said...

The link needs you to include the "http://" preface to work.

On the topic at hand: dividing by ecological footprint? No discounting about potential for future technology to repair environmental damage?

A bit silly to be honest.

Anonymous said...

Who is for a Captain Planet Index?