Professor Henrietta L. Moore presented MPs the most recent work on the UK'S first citizen-led Prosperity Index. After six-year research programme, the IGP has developed a radically different approach to prosperity.
Christine Corlet Walker (Researcher, Centre for Understanding and Sustainable Prosperity) discussed the results of research carried out with Professor Tim Jackson on alternative approaches to measuring prosperity beyond GDP.
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Recent research shows that Lebanon could witness an increase of 1.2 to 3.2 degrees in temperatures in areas that are already very arid and suffer from water shortage. An increase in temperature and a decrease in precipitation will have particular impact on the electricity sector - a higher cooling demand in summer and increased consumption for electricity. Rising sea levels and water scarcity in Lebanon could lead to internal climate migration and mass displacement from rural to coastal regions affecting agricultural output, jobs and livelihoods. The economic situation in the cities that are already prone to poverty, illiteracy and unemployment could become worse.Read More
At the IGP we fundamentally believe that citizens and communities should be at the centre of efforts to reimagine prosperity and to define what matters to them for a good quality of life. We do not assume what matters; we ask people to tell us what matters to them.Read More