The un-happy planet index

Woman in the wild leaping with happiness

10 Oct 20061.63 MB PDF file

An index of human well being and environmental impact by the New Economics Foundation and Friends of the Earth.
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This report takes a very different look at the wealth and poverty of nations.

It measures the ecological efficiency with which, country by country, people achieve long and happy lives.

In doing so, it strips our view of the economy back to its absolute basics: what goes in (natural resources), and what comes out (human lives of differing length and happiness).