The Sustainable Development Index: Measuring the ecological efficiency of human development in the anthropocene, research paper by Jason Hickel, (University of London), published in Ecological Economics, January 2020 Read the paper (ten pages) here in pdf format: The Sustainable Development Index, by Jason Hickel, Jan 2020
The Sustainable Development Index (SDI) is a project developed by Professor and PhD Jason Hickel in 2019. The project website was launched in November 2019. Dr. Hickel is a senior lecturer in the department of anthropology at Goldsmith’s College, University of London. He is an advocate of the ‘degrowth and social justice’ school of ecological economics.
The Human Development Index (HDI) measures the ecological efficiency of human development, recognizing that development must be achieved within planetary boundaries. It was created to update the Human Development Index (HDI) for the ecological realities of the Anthropocene. Read more about the project here on the website of the Human Development Index.
The home page of the HDI website contains a map and chart ranking 161 countries of the world according to the Human Development Index for the year 2015 (the latest year of complete data available). The best-ranking, large imperialist country is France, at #96. (That is due to its high rate of nuclear energy production compared to the fossil-fuel energy production of its imperialist partners.) Other imperialist country rankings are: Germany #130, Japan #140, Sweden #153, Norway #157, Canada #158, U.S #159, Australia #160. Meanwhile, Russia is #53 and China #100. The best-ranking country in the world at #1 (that is, most sustainable) is Cuba.
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Cuba found to be the most sustainably developed country in the world, new research finds, news article in Morning Star (UK), Nov 29, 2019
The website ‘A Socialist In Canada’ publishes three news pages that are updated daily. The page subjects are: World, Canada, and Ecology. The three are listed at the top of the home page of the website. They consist of headlines and weblinks of news reports and analysis appearing in mainstream media and alternative media around the world. Frequent commentary by the website editor Roger Annis [in square brackets] appears alongside the headline listings.