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
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 12:24pm
Measure What Matters
In January 2013, the Open Working Group (OWG) was established by the General Assembly to steer the formulation of the proposal on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From March 2013 to February 2014, the Group conducted a total of eight sessions on the various themes identified in the Rio+20... Read more
Monday, 24 February 2014 - 11:26am
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
Governments, businesses, investors and others are embracing the ‘green economy’ idea, but differences in the way they interpret it pose barriers to sustainable development, according to a report published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development and the Green Economy... Read more
Monday, 24 February 2014 - 11:08am
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
Business leaders, politicians and representatives of international financial institutions, UN agencies, think tanks and non-governmental organisations will meet next week to explore fast-evolving views of the green economy concept. The conference — on 24-26 February at Wilton Park — has been... Read more
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 6:26am
Measure What Matters
On February 28 2014, the UN Statistical Commission will host a day-long seminar on “Managing the Data Revolution: Integrated Statistics and Partnerships in Data for Statistical Organizations in the Post-2015 Era”. The session will provide the setting for an interactive dialogue between the... Read more
Thursday, 6 February 2014 - 10:07am
Measure What Matters
In October 2013, statisticians, economists, ecologists and policy makers from across Asia met in Bangkok to define ways of calculating the value of natural resources that could reshape the way country success is measured. Systems of National Accounts, which produce numbers such as Gross Domestic... Read more


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