Video: Beyond GDP – how can we measure progress?

Watch the video of the second Earth Debate held at London’s historic Natural History Museum, where leading experts discuss whether GDP is an adequate measure of progress and explore alternative indicators of progress that measure how we’re really doing in terms of human wellbeing, social justice and environmental sustainability.

Tackling these issues, in a ‘Question Time’ format, were panellists Emily Benson, project manager for the Green Economy Coalition, Hannah Ryder, senior economist for DFID, Andrew Simms, author and Fellow of the New Economics Foundation and Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Disclosure Project. The panellists provided a rich range of insights from the policy, business and civil society perspectives.

The debate was chaired by BBC Environment Correspondent, Richard Black and was sponsored by Global Transition 2012.

This debate is part of a series that will bring together high level representatives from key sectors including Government, non-government, civil society and business and tackle key issues at the heart of the Rio+20 ‘global transition to a fair and green economy’ agenda.

You can watch the first Earth Debate, Ecosystem Economics – can we put a price on nature? here.

The next Earth Debates will focus on:

14 March 2012 – Green cities in a green economy: how to pioneer a sustainable transition?

11 April 2012 – Food security: how to feed the population in 2050?


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