Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy

Lessons from Costa Rica? Topping the Happy Planet Index

12th July 2012

The speakers discussed why Costa Rica scored well across all three component measures used to calculate NEF’s Happy Planet Index (HPI): life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint. They then discussed the lessons we can learn from this in terms of sustainable development paths and answered questions from the audience.

– Her Excellency Ms Pilar Saborio de Rocafort, Costa Rican Ambassador to the UK
– Juliet Michaelson, Senior Researcher, Centre for Well-being, the New Economics Foundation (NEF)
– Dr Séverine Deneulin, Lecturer in International Development, University of Bath

– Baroness Claire Tyler

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