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Measures of contentment still ignore the environment

Thursday 16 Mar 17 10:00am


By JUDITH SCHLEICHER and BHASKAR VIRA | Without nature, humans could be neither healthy nor happy. And yet the natural world can be completely ransacked without causing even a tiny blip on our usual measures of economic progress or poverty.

A major UN environmental meeting recently looked at launching an assessment of the different values that people attribute to nature, and what nature contributes to human societies.

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