‘Lessons from Costa Rica? Topping the Happy Planet Index’ Speaker Meeting, Thursday 12th July

On Thursday 12th July, the APPG on Wellbeing Economics will be holding a speaker meeting: ‘Lessons from Costa Rica? Topping the Happy Planet Index’.

The event is open to the public and you are very welcome to attend.

Please RSVP using the following link: www.appgwbeconomics.eventbrite.co.uk.

As you may know, the New Economics Foundation recently published its ‘Happy Planet Index’ which ranks countries according to their wellbeing and environmental sustainability. For the second time running, Costa Rica has topped the table.

Given that the Rio 20+ conference concluded that sustainable development goals can only be achieved where populations can reach a state of physical, mental and social well-being, this is something that we should all take note of.

We have an eminent panel including:

  • Her Excellency Ms Pilar Saborio de Rocafort, Costa Rican Ambassador to the UK.
  • Juliet Michaelson, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Well-being at nef (the new economics foundation), and co-author of The Happy Planet Index: 2012 Report
  • Séverine Deneulin: Lecturer in international development at the University of Bath.

 

The panellists will discuss how Costa Rica manages combine such high levels of wellbeing and such low environmental impact, and what the lessons are for the UK. After each panellist has spoken, there will then be the chance to put your questions to them in a Q&A session.
The full details of the event are:

 

Lessons from Costa Rica? Topping the Happy Planet Index

2:15pm-3:30pm, Thursday 12th July

Committee Room 11

Speakers: Pilar Saborio de Rocafort, Juliet Michelson, Séverine Deneulin

Chair: Baroness Claire Tyler

If you wish to attend, please RSVP using the following link: www.appgwbeconomics.eventbrite.co.uk.