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Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 2:15pm
Marius Hasenheit - Ecologic Institute
Transition Erleben (Living Transition) was a seminar held recently in Berlin. It dealt with the questions surrounding new growth models. It encompassed theoretical input before lunch time but also workshops to enable the participants to found little projects and persevere in their engagement. Thus... Read more
Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 10:59am
Claire Jones
What do we mean by ‘economic success’? It’s a basic question, yet one that most of us rarely stop to consider. Here at ICAEW (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) we’re thinking hard about this question as part of our project ‘ So what is economic success? Going beyond GDP... Read more
Monday, 14 April 2014 - 4:16pm
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
2014 marks an important, if unnoticed, anniversary. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is now eighty years old. Born in 1934 and in active service until 1944, GDP is an elderly pensioner. The measurement has had a venerable career; having originally been devised to provide information about economic... Read more
Monday, 31 March 2014 - 12:30pm
Vasileios Rizos and Monica Alessi - CEPS
In addition to the the Briefing Paper announced in the previous blog, we are pleased to share the summary and presentations of the NETGREEN seminar held in London on 12 March 2014. Please find below the links to the documents:Read more
Monday, 31 March 2014 - 12:15pm
Karen Jeffrey and Charles Seaford
We are pleased to share the NETGREEN Briefing Paper on "Pathways towards a green economy", which was presented in London on 12 March 2014. This paper has been written as a contribution to the FP7 project, Network for Green Growth Indicators (NETGREEN), which aims to accelerate the transition to a... Read more
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 - 1:45pm
Terri Kafyeke – Ecologic Institute
To grow or not to grow, that is a controversial question in the green economy debate. This was made particularly clear at a captivating debate organized by Zeppelin University in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation . The two speakers were Ralf Fücks, member of the Heinrich Böll Foundation... Read more
Friday, 21 March 2014 - 1:44pm
Dr Anil P Joshi
Looking at the rapidly changing skylines of Indian cities, it is easy to forget that India remains an agrarian society. For the vast majority of Indians, it is the land that provides them with their livelihoods, incomes and security. Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy – yet that same... Read more
Friday, 21 March 2014 - 11:49am
Oliver Greenfield
There is a tech joke that goes, “I want to save the world, but I don’t know the source code”. Well I believe the source code that saves the world is measuring what matters. At its heart, to extend the tech analogy, it is about the ‘user experience’. Or to come back to the real world – it is about... Read more
Friday, 14 March 2014 - 11:49am
Measure What Matters
Chinese cadres at the first legislative meeting with Xi Jinping as President are grappling with new performance metrics. For decades, local officials were graded by their performance in promoting economic growth rates. Now, aspiring leaders are being judged on an array of issues including how they... Read more
Friday, 14 March 2014 - 10:48am
Measure What Matters
On March 5 2014 the Measure What Matters initiative teamed up with the UN Statistics Division to bring together leaders from business and national statistics offices to explore linkages and gaps between different reporting metrics. Hosted at the UN, the roundtable gathered 25 representatives from... Read more

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