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Redefining progress to go beyond GDP in Europe

Beyond-GDP is more than an upbeat slogan especially if we embrace a Sustainable Human Development  Paradigm that points to the overarching goal of promoting sustainable and inclusive well-being. However, this is still hampered by the presence of political, institutional and technical barriers accruing from mainstream governance mechanisms, institutions, financing and...

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Mapping European initiatives on sustainable development & sustainable transition

The current climate crisis has led European institutions to increasingly direct their policies towards sustainable development and ecological transition. To be effective, such sustainability transition initiatives should be socially equitable. SPES partners from the University of Florence are working in two separate mapping to highlight the relevance of sustainable human...

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Policy frameworks for sustainability transition: Mapping approaches in the European Union and the Global South

How do the EU policies integrate and articulate the notion of sustainability transition? There are some significant differences in the development and transition challenges and policy perspectives of low- and middle-income regions in the Global South when compared with the internal sustainability transition agenda of the EU.  Furthermore, in the...

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