Beyond GDP

euBeyond GDP is an initiative by the European Union which aims to replace Gross Domestic Product with new indicators which incorporate both state of the natural environment and social progress in line with the belief that GDP was not intended to measure prosperity and well-being in a holistic manner. Rather, it was designed solely to monitor economic performance and does not account for environmental externalities. New indicators should therefore address global challenges such as resource depletion, climate change, health, poverty, and quality of life.

Partners of the Beyond GDP initiative are listed here.

Website: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/beyond_gdp/background_en.html

 

Publications:

GDP and beyond. Measuring progress in a changing world
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