OPINION: Forget GDP and adopt the Happy Planet Index!

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the traditional indicator for estimating the wealth of a country and its inhabitants. The alternative assessment provided by The Happy Planet Index is that it measures a nation’s wealth in term of the happiness and wellbeing of its inhabitants. It was created 10 years ago as an alternative to the traditional system, which tends to focus specifically on the economic progress of a country.
The Happy Planet Index takes into account 4 factors : wellbeing, life expectancy, inequality of incomes and ecological footprint. This great creation encourages us to think about life and its value.

The power of consumption

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]21th of June 2016 It is often difficult to realise that our daily actions have impacts on the environment and our society. One of the greatest examples of a field which deserve Read more…