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UNGA – Bad for traffic, but good for the world

Liesbet Steer
28 September 2012
'The stakes are high. Education is not only a key dimension of human wellbeing, but it is also critical to making progress in other dimensions, such as material wellbeing and health.'
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A local man enjoys a watermelon, Sichuan Province, China

Why I’m not happy with a happiness index

Emma Samman
1 August 2012

"Measures of happiness and satisfaction have clear intuitive appeal. However, any notion of using them to construct a ‘happiness index’ is misguided."

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Electrical transmission towers, Viet Nam

Progress to be proud of - putting planet and people first

Dr Camilla Toulmin. Director IIED
23 July 2012

"The fact is that to fully address the needs of the poor, we will have to rein in overconsumption, iron out inequalities within and between nations and learn to share nature’s wealth on this single planet."

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