Event Title

Session 1C The Intersectionality of Environmental and Societal Well-Being in Reducing Inequalities

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Sydney Johnson

Start Date

9-12-2020 2:36 PM

End Date

9-12-2020 2:47 PM

Description

I will investigate the Kingdom of Bhutan, and compare/contrast the country’s environmental and economic policies with those of the United States. Specifically, I want to focus on Bhutan’s unique approach to development, Gross National Happiness (GNH), and how GNH may promote the implementation of policies that encourage democracy and focus on combating social and environmental injustices. A research question I will explore is: How can a shift from measuring the well-being of the economy to measuring the well-being of the people shape future government and economic policies?

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Presented at the 2nd International Conference of the YEAH

SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

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Dec 9th, 2:36 PM Dec 9th, 2:47 PM

Session 1C The Intersectionality of Environmental and Societal Well-Being in Reducing Inequalities

I will investigate the Kingdom of Bhutan, and compare/contrast the country’s environmental and economic policies with those of the United States. Specifically, I want to focus on Bhutan’s unique approach to development, Gross National Happiness (GNH), and how GNH may promote the implementation of policies that encourage democracy and focus on combating social and environmental injustices. A research question I will explore is: How can a shift from measuring the well-being of the economy to measuring the well-being of the people shape future government and economic policies?