UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Prof. Henrietta Moore writes on prosperity and climate change for Guardian Global Development

6 December 2018

Institute for Global Prosperity Director Prof. Henrietta Moore writes the article "In the face of climate change, ranking states by prosperity invites disaster" for Guardian Global Development


Professor Henrietta L. Moore, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, writes about the impact of using prosperity "league tables" that aim to tell us who's getting it right for their citizens, in the face of global challenges such as climate change, and how different understandings of prosperity give us an alternative way of understanding life for communities across the world. 

"But there's a serious problem in seeing our world in this way. There's an uncomfortably close correlation between these supposedly more sophisticated measures and old-fashioned GDP. Perhaps more troubling in the context of a planet threatened by climate change is the reinforcement of a belief that some countries have "made it", while others need to catch up."

Read the full article on the Guardian Global Development Website