Global Solidarity Accounting Progress
Report on a year of activity
26 January 2023 online
Just over 12 months ago, Dr. Arthur Dahl, following COP26 in Glasgow, initiated a global citizen conversation on the urgent need to replace economic indicators like GDP driving carbon emissions and environmental destruction. He reached out to ebbf.org and the International Environment Forum. Jointly the Global Solidarity Accounting (GSA) project was initiated. GSA appeals to everyone: citizens, professionals, scientists and community members around the world. The aim is to identify indicators to measure progress in human and environmental solidarity and wellbeing and thus improve the lives of our fellow humans through social discourse and social action.
The project is led by three groups:
a) Carbon, Biodiversity and Pollution working group.
b) Human Wellbeing working group – minimum living standards, food, health, shelter.
c) Social Accounting working group – work and service, knowledge and education, spiritual capital and values.
A plenary report by all the working groups was held on 26 January 2023 to gain insights into the progress made so far. A recording of the plenary can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_3ajZyAR14 (1hr 28min). A more complete description is at: https://iefworld.org/accounting.
Last updated 22 February 2023