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Key Resources


A movement for happiness has been established


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)


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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