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Happy Planet Index 2 0

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Published by: Chonticha Tang on Jan 27, 2010
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Why good lives don’t have to cost the Earth
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is an independent think-and-dotank that inspires and demonstratesreal economic well-being.We aim to improve quality o lie bypromoting innovative solutions thatchallenge mainstream thinking oneconomic, environmental and socialissues. We work in partnership andput people and the planet rst.
(the new economics oundation) is a registered charity ounded in 1986 by the leaders o The Other Economic Summit (TOES),which orced issues such as international debt onto the agenda o the G8 summit meetings. It has taken a lead in helping establish newcoalitions and organisations such as the Jubilee 2000 debt campaign; the Ethical Trading Initiative; the UK Social Investment Forum;and new ways to measure social and economic well-being.
was awarded the International Society or Quality-o-Lie Studies’ Awardor the Betterment o the Human Condition 2007, in recognition o our workon the Happy Planet Index.www.happyplanetindex.org
Executive Summary 31 Introduction 72. Defning our goals the HPI 103. The rise and all o a oolish myth 144. Measurement matters 195. Components o the HPI 216. A happy planet? 277 Progress or regress? 348. Snapshots o a happier planet 399. Tying together the threads o a happy planet 45 Appendix 1: Composite indicators 52 Appendix 2: Calculating the HPI 52Endnotes 55
In an age o uncertainty, societyglobally needs a new compass toset it on a path o real progress.The Happy Planet Index (HPI)provides that compass bymeasuring what truly mattersto us – our well-being in termso long, happy and meaningullives – and what matters to theplanet – our rate o resourceconsumption.It brings them together in aunique orm which captures theecological eciency with whichwe are achieving good lives. Thisreport presents results rom thesecond global HPI. It shows thatwe are still ar rom achievingsustainable well-being, and putsorward a vision o what we needto do to get there.

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