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Happy Planet Index

Happy Planet Index
The new HPI results show the extent to which 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy and sustainable lives for the people that live in them. The overall index scores rank countries based on their efficiency, how many long and happy lives each produces per unit of environmental output. Each of the three component measures – life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint – is given a traffic-light score based on thresholds for good (green), middling (amber) and bad (red) performance. These scores are combined to an expanded six-colour traffic light for the overall HPI score, where, to achieve bright green – the best of the six colours, a country would have to perform well on all three individual components. The scores for the HPI and the component measures can be viewed in map or table-form. By clicking on any individual country in the map or table you can explore its results in more detail.

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Origin of crops by Colin K. Khoury, Harold A. Achicanoy, Carlos Navarro-Racines, Steven Sotelo, and Andy Jarvis at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Version 1.0 (May 2016). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). This work is associated with the publication: Map Explorer Explore maps of future climate as simulated by individual climate models. IMPORTANT: When viewing and using results from individual climate models, it is imperative that you also take account of the range in the climate projections. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to use the Climate Futures approach to identify two or three models that capture the range of results relevant to your application. More information can be found in the Climate Campus here . Initially, the map shows just the four NRM Super-Clusters . Users who wish to see maps of multi-model results should refer to the Technical Report and Cluster Reports .

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