Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
thanks very much for covering this with this great summary, nanne.  for some reason, i have not been able to access the conference video through my dorm network.

from your report, it sounds like the discussions have been quite substantial (single vs. multiple indicators, internal vs. external objectives, policy implementation not only by government but other members of society, "holistic" planetary measures vs. country-by-country measures, etc.) ranging over topics that we have discussed here on ET.

from what you could see, could you gauge how "serious" the EU seems to be about developing such an index/set of indices and using it in place of the GDP?  were there any indications that this was just lip-service/pandering to the currently fashionable concerns about sustainability, the environment, etc.?

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Tue Nov 20th, 2007 at 05:54:54 PM EST

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