Prosper or perish: Time for Sustainable Development

Prosper or perish: Time for Sustainable Development

With US President Donald Trump’s walkout of the Paris Deal, the agreement that aims to keep planetary warming by 2030 below the 2°C rise ceiling, the debate about sustainable development has gained increased traction, with advocates directly contradicting the president and saying it could generate millions of jobs. In this new development model, the United States, by hewing to outdated legacy technologies, risks being left behind.

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Measurement protocol is a work in progress globally

Measurement protocol is a work in progress globally

The wide scope of GDP's remit is best described by the most recent effort articulated in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal agenda, where in order to describe a comprehensive notion of development, we have articulated 17 goals with 169 targets and over 200 statistical indicators. The measurement protocol is considered by all experts, to be a work in progress and these are challenges which official statisticians and development scientists are engaging in.

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Historic Lineup of Experts on the ‘Science of Happiness’ to Keynote at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit

Historic Lineup of Experts on the ‘Science of Happiness’ to Keynote at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit

Leading thinkers – including Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, associate editor of the World Happiness Report; Mo Gawdat, Google [X] Chief Business Officer and author of “Solve for Happy”; Silvia Garcia, former director of Coca-Cola’s Happiness Institute; and Nancy Etcoff, who teaches the ‘Science of Happiness’ at Harvard Medical School – to analyze the latest discoveries from happiness science and what it means for businesses and individuals alike

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