Archive for 'wellbeing'
Ahead of the Well-being 2011 conference, in Birmingham on July 18 and 19, Professor Richard Coles considers the many dimensions of well-being in the context of work by the Office of National Statistics on a national measure.
Peter Madden unveils Forum for the Future’s bold new strategy: to transform the complex systems which serve our fundamental needs, such as food, energy and finance, so that they are fit for the challenges of the 21st century.
The SDRN highlights new research publications in sustainable development: a toolkit for wellbeing; concerns about windpower; the value of ecosystem goods and services; assessing the EU's 6th Environment Action Programme.
Round table report More than GDP: Measuring what Matters argues that GDP is an insufficient measure of improvement and recommends that Scotland shift its emphasis from measuring economic production to people’s well-being.
Statistical releases from Defra, based on findings of the 2011 survey of public attitudes and behaviours towards the environment, focus on life satisfaction and public understanding of biodiversity and the natural environment.
18-19 July 2011, Birmingham: international well-being conference, hosted by Birmingham City University in partnership with RIBA, aims to further understanding of well-being as an holistic concept.
The SDRN highlights new research publications in sustainable development: personal wellbeing and interactions with nature; less (flying) is more for business; first findings from Understanding Society study of 40,000 households.
Laura Stoll and Juliet Michaelson of the New Economics Foundation consider how well-being is linked to sustainability: "there is no point performing well today, if that’s going to lead to societal collapse tomorrow".
George MacKerron of LSE's Department of Geography & Environment describes how researchers have developed an iPhone app to track the UK's happiness in different environments and locations, across the day and week.
The SDRN highlights new research in sustainable development: increased human dependence on ecosystems; allotments and wellbeing; climate's effect on food security and livelihoods; new Met Office academic partnership.