UNU-IHDP Workshop at this year’s Global Media Forum

Beyond GDP: Inclusive Measures of Economic Progress

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Green Economy, Human Behaviour

18 June 2013

World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany

11:30 - 13:00

UNU‐IHDP, together with UNU‐WIDER and UNCCD, will host a workshop at the 6th Global Media Forum in Bonn. The workshop entitled “Beyond GDP: Inclusive Measures of Economic Progress” will take place on 18 June 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Plenary Chamber of the World Conference Center.

About the Workshop

The congruence of unprecedented economic, social and environmental crises calls for a revaluation of our present measures of progress. Current indicators, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Human Development Index (HDI), are insufficient to provide robust indication of societal progress. They fail, for instance, to inform on distributional aspects of economic growth; to reflect the state of natural resources; and to indicate whether national policies are sustainable in the long run. In this context, the workshop aims at discussing new indicators of societal progress.

Panelists

Prof. Tony Addison

Chief Economist/Deputy Director

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, Finland

Louise Baker

Senior Adviser, Partnerships

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Bonn, Germany

Prof. Anantha Duraiappah

Executive Director

International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, Report Director of the IWR, Bonn, Germany

Dr. Pablo Muñoz

Academic Officer

International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, Science Director of the IWR, Bonn, Germany

About the Global Media Forum

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is a congress with international reach. Having grown steadily since its launch in 2008, more than 2,000 people from 100 nations took part in the most recent conference in June 2012. Around 500 media representatives attended and reported. With around 50 workshops, the forum draws media representatives from around the world and people from the fields of politics, culture, business, development cooperation and academia. They discuss and design approaches to meeting the challenges of globalization in which the media play a central role. Many organizations and institutions are involved in the panel discussions, workshops, interactive presentations and exhibitions.

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum draws media representatives from around the world and people from the fields of politics, culture, business, development and science. In their interdisciplinary exchanges they design approaches to meeting the challenges of globalization in which the media plays a central role. Many organizations and institutions are partners in hosting the more than 50 events. The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum offers panel discussions and workshops, interactive presentations and exhibitions, opportunities for conversations and an attractive leisure program. Find out more on their website.

The 6th Global Media Forum “Economic Values and the Media”

17–19 June 2013

The world economy faces enormous challenges. Pressed to deal with climate change and diminishing resources, it must also respond to growing social, political and cultural tensions. Meanwhile, billions of people are vying for lives in dignity on a shared planet. The 2013 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum will provide the setting to develop and communicate interdisciplinary approaches to building an economy fit for the future.