Measure what you want to be
  • Gross National/Domestic Product
  • Genuine Progress Indicator
  • Ecological Footprint

Talking Points
  • Examples of both traditional measures of economy and sustainability indicators
  • Goal should be to measure true economic well-being

At the national level, we tend to use economic measures such as the Gross National Product or the Gross Domestic Product as surrogates for measures of human welfare. However, there have been a number of attempts to come up with better ways to measure human welfare and how it links to the economy and the environment.

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