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A movement for happiness has been established
www.movementforhappiness.org/movement-manifesto

 

The Marmot Report (2010) gives extensive evidence in the UK for the importance of tackling health inequalities, and that the fair distribution of health, well-being and sustainability are important social goals (www.ucl.ac.uk/gheg/marmotreview)

 

The Equality Trust has been established in the UK to promote a healthier, happier, more sustainable society. www.equalitytrust.org.uk

 

The New Economics Foundation www.neweconomics.org  considers that sustainable well-being should be at the forefront of government policy.  The Centre for Well-being at Nef has produced the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use, showing that it is possible for a nation to have well-being with a low ecological footprint.  ( This website is in key links)

 

www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2007
Prof Jeffrey Sachs argues that the world faces challenges on an unprecedented scale-the destruction of the planet through global warming, terrorism, extreme poverty, disease, and bad governance. Discover more about the solution he offers.

 

Measuring National Well-being: Summary of Proposed Domains and Measures.
24, July 2012. Office of National Statistics.

 

Squeezed Britain 2013. Mathew Whitaker 13 February 2013. The Resolution Foundation.

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