The wellbeing of nations : a country-by-country index of quality of life and the environment

Complete Title: 
The wellbeing of nations : a country-by-country index of quality of life and the environment
IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

This exceptional publication provides a new analysis of the state of the world and the first global assessment of sustainability. It surveys 180 countries using the Wellbeing Assessment, a unique way of measuring human and ecosystem wellbeing. Developed with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and IUCN, the new method gives equal weight to people and the environment, and its Human Wellbeing Index and Ecosystem Wellbeing Index cover a wider range of concerns than other yardsticks such as the Gross Domestic Product, the Human Development Index, or the Environmental Sustainability Index. The indexes help societies to identify the main obstacles to sustainability and devise strategies to overcome them. Only 37 countries, led by Sweden, are more than half way to the goal of sustainability.

Imprint: 
Washington, DC : Island Press, 2001
Physical Description: 
xxiii, 342p. : ill., maps
Publication Year: 
2001
ISBN: 
1-55963-831-1
1-55963-830-3
Notes: 

Includes bibliographic references pp.325-334. - Additional title on cover: 180 countries, indexes of human wellbeing, indexes of ecosystem wellbeing, barometers of sustainability. PDF available from International Development Research Centre's Digital library here

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Number of copies: 
2
Language(s): 
English
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Record updated: 2019/02/12