Following in-depth deliberations over the past one and half years, an expert group at the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in India recently released the first draft of its report “Green National Accounts in India”. The group, chaired by IHDP Scientific Committee Chair Sir Partha Dasgupta, had been given the mandate by the government of India to develop a framework for green national accounts, identify data gaps and prepare a road map to implement the framework.
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UNU-IHDP's and UNEP's recently launched Inclusive Wealth Report 2012 has been gaining widespread media coverage. Among the articles featuring the report are two interesting pieces in The Economist: "The real wealth of nations" and "Wholewealth". |Read more
The IHDP Secretariat is proud to announce the launch of its new magazine, Dimensions. Dimensions is designed to reach a wide range of readers who are interested in global environmental change, sustainability, and the central role human societies play in shaping our planet. Published on a biannual basis, Dimensions will be IHDP’s premier dissemination outlet for key findings from its portfolio of projects, as well as contributions from distinguished scientists in the field.
IHDP Scientific Committee chair Sir Partha Dasgupta to lead India’s Green National Accounts Committee
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, chairman of the IHDP Scientific Committee, will head a high-level expert group set up by the Indian government to evaluate the impact of economic growth on the environment. The panel will provide a road map for a “green national accounting” system to help evaluate India’s GDP after taking into account environmental costs and impacts. | Read more
Training Workshop on Asian Development Pathways and transitioning towards a “Green Economy" held in Nanjing, China
IHDP recently organised a Training Workshop on Asian Development Pathways and transitioning towards a “Green Economy ” in Nanjing, China. Participants of the workshop represented the scientific community and public and private sectors from across the Asia-Pacific region. At the centre of the event was the question of how to transform the basic economic sectors of Asian countries to be environmentally and economically sustainable. |Read more
The latest press release on Planet under pressure was issued today, 23 November. Please click here to download it. A series of policy briefs are now available as part of the scientific preparations for the conference taking place in London, March 26-29 2012. The briefs specifically target policy-makers in the Rio+20 process, aiming to give them access to the latest scientific thinking on sustainable development issues. |Read more
Scientists across all disciplines share great concern that our planet is in the process of crossing dangerous biophysical tipping points. The results of a new large-scale global survey among 1,276 scholars from the social sciences and humanities demonstrate that the human dimensions of the problem are equally important but severely under-addressed. |Read more
Science Officer Pablo Muñoz recently shared his expertise in wealth accounting at the ProEcoServ workshop in UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, focusing on the context of measuring natural capital and more generally in the realm of using inclusive wealth as an indicator of societies’ progress. |Read more