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Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 1:45pm
Marius Hasenheit
When talking about 'Inclusion' as important part of Green Economy, amongst others it comes to the distribution of wellbeing. How equally or inequally are income and property allotted in society. However, it is not easy to decide how to measure inequality. In the FP7 project NETGREEN we are... Read more
Monday, 16 June 2014 - 10:30am
Academy on the Green Economy - Turin, Italy, from 6 to 17 October 2014 The Academy on the Green Economy, a 2-week training and learning event hosted by the ILO International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) in Turin, Italy, is organized within the framework of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (... Read more
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 4:45pm
Karen Jeffrey, NEF
What's stopping us joining forces to act on climate change? UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki moon thinks scepticism is still one of the fundamental obstacles. But I think there’s more to it than that. As the effects of climate change hit home, a deeper disagreement is surfacing: not from the dwindling... Read more
Monday, 26 May 2014 - 5:15pm
Floor Brouwer
NETGREEN will host a one-day workshop on the typology of indicators and tools. The workshop will be held in The Hague (The Netherlands) on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 . You are invited to participate and contribute to the work. Please send an e-mail to Floor Brouwer ( floor.brouwer@wur.nl ) in case you... Read more
Monday, 26 May 2014 - 12:45pm
Karen Jeffrey and Charles Seaford, NEF
The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework to help identify which indicators should be included in the NETGREEN database, and to help inform the structure of the database. It is based on a literature review of 92 reports on the green economy, interviews with 55 experts from the field, and... Read more
Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 11:12am
Christopher West
The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) was recently ranked as the second most influential environmental think tank in the Global Go-To Think Tank Index, up from number six the year before. This was clearly a nice surprise. But as scientists and academics, we’re programmed to treat league tables... Read more
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 1:28pm
Lauren Pennycook - Carnegie Trust
What does 'being well' mean to you? Is it subjective or objective? Could better public policy improve your wellbeing? Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer at the Carnegie UK Trust introduces a new consultation for Northern Ireland. More than ever, academics, governments and civil society organisations... Read more
Friday, 9 May 2014 - 7:38pm
Measure What Matters
The Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland, a partnership project between the Carnegie UK Trust and The School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, is meeting throughout 2014 to consider how Northern Ireland can put the concept of wellbeing at the heart of government. The... Read more
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

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