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Africa, the Middle East, Food, Agriculture, History and Culture
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Talking happiness

Talking happiness | Africa and Beyond | Scoop.it

"Once it becomes clear that further GDP growth will be ever more difficult to achieve, national leaders will desperately need ways to make life tolerable for their increasingly restive constituents. It’s plain that environmental, psychological, and social well-being must be the new goal, and we can thank the government of Bhutan for realizing this and blazing a trail that others may follow."

 

Good resumee by Richard Heinberg of the UN's special conference on wellbeing and the need to define a new economic paradigm.


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Young People Tire of Old Economic Models

Young People Tire of Old Economic Models | Africa and Beyond | Scoop.it
Young people press for approaches to pursuing progress that can fit on a finite planet.

 

Interesting post by Andrew Revkin on the frustration of young economy students about their economic studies and professors.


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Helen Clark: Putting Resilience at the Heart of the Development Agenda | UNDP

Helen Clark: Putting Resilience at the Heart of the Development Agenda | UNDP | Africa and Beyond | Scoop.it

"At UNDP, we see development challenges in the 21st Century as different in nature, scale, and scope from those of the past. If our world is to be one in which poverty is eradicated, and inequality reduced; and where growth is inclusive and production and consumption do not break planetary boundaries; and if we are to be effective in combating the effects of climate change; we need to look beyond our traditional interventionist logic to harness the agency of people, their communities, and institutions. It is this logic which has led UNDP to encapsulate its mission statement in the simple phrase: Empowered Lives, Resilient Nations. This speaks to both means and ends. Empowered people can build resilient nations."

...Empowered Lives, Resilient Nations. This speaks to both means and ends. Empowered people can build resilient nations."

 

Excellent speech by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark although she has yet to break free from the growth obsession.


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Talking happiness

Talking happiness | Africa and Beyond | Scoop.it

"Once it becomes clear that further GDP growth will be ever more difficult to achieve, national leaders will desperately need ways to make life tolerable for their increasingly restive constituents. It’s plain that environmental, psychological, and social well-being must be the new goal, and we can thank the government of Bhutan for realizing this and blazing a trail that others may follow."

 

Good resumee by Richard Heinberg of the UN's special conference on wellbeing and the need to define a new economic paradigm.


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