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Applying Well‑Being and Happiness Policy Tools: The Case of the Energy East Pipeline

Posted by GHO Admin on October 16, 2014 in News

Date: Oct 24, 2014
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Location: Rowe Management Building, Room 1016, Dalhousie University

The small country of Bhutan measures its success by Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product.  Its Gross National Happiness Commission uses a comprehensive and holistic policy tool to assess the potential effects of legislative and other policies on equitable and sustainable well-being and happiness.  John de Graaf will use an abbreviated version of Bhutan’s policy tool to guide participants through a fully participatory exercise in assessing the proposed Energy East pipeline. He will show how you can adapt the policy tool to assessments in legislative bodies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses to achieve a deeper understanding of the full impact of policies and proposals.  You will learn how to use the tool and take it with you to share with others.