Will Tokyo 2020 be the revival Games? Much uncertainty remains but preparations haven’t stopped as Japan remains committed to hosting the Olympics.
Money doesn’t buy happiness: the map of happiness around the world proves it
Happiness around the world isn’t directly related to wealth, as the The Happy Planet Index clearly shows.
Reach countries are the happiest ones? What is happiness grounded on? The Happy Planet Index tried to answer these questions in 2012. The index tries to measure citizens’ happiness depending on 3 criteria: the level of well-being experienced, life expectancy, and ecological footprint.
Results are clear. They show an upside-down world: developing countries seem to be happier than the industrialised ones. Most African countries are excluded, since they face serious problems, such as hunger. In this case, life expectancy weighs on them.
Environmental sustainability and quality of life are the criteria that mark the difference, more than money do. That’s why in the top-ten happiest countries no industrialised country appears. 151 counties have been taken into consideration, and Costa Rica, Vietnam and Colombia are at the top. You might be surprised to see that the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia and the United States don’t even make the top 40.
The index has been realised by the New Economic Foundation (NEF) with the support of Friends of Earth and the Soil Association. Movehub created this clear and simple infographic showing the happiest countries.
Homecast is a podcast series recorded in quarantine in which creatives from around the world share their lived experiences of these unique circumstances. Creator Giacomo De Poli tells us why this collective diary was needed now more than ever.
Lungi dall’essere un difetto, la snervante lentezza dei bradipi consente a questi animali di ottimizzare le energie e di nascondersi dai predatori.
As London and the rest of the UK are in lockdown opportunities for long-lasting change have emerged out of of the crisis: solutions relating to the environment, work and healthcare that can be applied elsewhere too.
A historic win for the Ashaninka of Brazil as they receive compensation for deforestation on their land
On top of a 2.4 million dollar compensation, the indigenous Ashaninka people will receive an official apology from the companies who deforested their lands in the 1980s.
From Italy to the United States, workers in the logistics and delivery sectors are protesting to demand better sanitary conditions to protect themselves from Covid-19.
Covid-19 could have dramatic consequences in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Abandoned by the government, the indigenous Waorani people are organising to combat the pandemic on their own.
Testing, tracking and transparency: South Korean government’s coronavirus strategy rewarded in elections
South Korea has flattened the curve of an initially explosive coronavirus outbreak, even holding nationwide elections. The government’s response, rewarded by voters, hasn’t however been immune to criticism, including privacy concerns.
The pandemic and its restrictions are affecting everyone, without exceptions. However factors like housing, income inequalities, gender, access to technology and working conditions are influencing how people experience the health crisis.