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GPI Atlantic

http://www.gpiatlantic.org

GPI Atlantic was founded in 1997 as a non-profit, non-partisan research organization. It's committed to the development of the Genuine Progress Index (GPI) – a β€œnew measure of sustainability, well-being, and quality of life consisting of 22 social, economic, and environmental components.” GPI Atlantic recognizes that economic growth statistics alone, as a basic measure of prosperity, devalue the importance of our natural and social capital, environmental quality, health, and other aspects to our well-being.

Some of the indicators of well-being GPI Atlantic has included in its Genuine Progress Index include the economic value of voluntary work, value of leisure time, energy, quality of soils and agriculture, air quality, ecological footprint analysis, income distribution, valuations of durability, educational attainment, and the costs of crime. To date, the organization has focused on a Genuine Progress Index for Nova Scotia, with the expectation that its activities will serve as a pilot project for other provinces – as well as internationally. GPI Atlantic has produced over 50 reports detailing its project.

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Organization Details

Publisher Type: Research Institute
Research Focus: Municipal; Provincial; Regional;
Registration Required: No Registration Requirements: N/A
Registration Good For: N/A Date Founded: 1997
Publication Formats: Adobe PDF Language: English French
Free Publications: Yes: Adobe PDF Available Dates for Free Publications: 1998 - Present
Publications for a Fee: No: All Publications Free Available Dates for Publications for a Fee: N/A

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Contact Information

GPI Atlantic
535 Indian Point Road
Glen Haven, NS B3Z 2T5
Ph: (902) 823-1944
Fax: (902) 820-2007
Email: info@gpiatlantic.org


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