03 Apr '12, 6pm

There's more to happiness than GDP & the #UN has a new report to prove it. #green

There's more to happiness than GDP & the #UN has a new report to prove it. #green

The Rio+20 environmental conference is just about two months away now and the UN is making a push on a theme that is likely to rise to prominence in Brazil: The critical need to move beyond GDP as the primary measurement of societal success and the near cultish goal of nations large and small. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said : Gross Domestic Production has long been the yardstick by which economies and politicians have been measured. Yet it fails to take into account the social and environmental costs of so-called progress.We need a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are indivisible. Together they define gross global happiness. TreeHugger will delve into this a bit more in the coming days—check out 5 greener alternatives to GDP if I've already lost yo...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/economics/more-to-happiness-tha...

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