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EPHA: Secretary General participates in high-level OECD workshop on "Defining and Measuring Inclusive Growth"

On April 3, Monika Kosinska, Secretary General of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) participated in a high-level workshop on "Defining and Measuring Inclusive Growth" at the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The current growth paradigm is “a model based on unlimited growth, endless consumption and a perversity in economic accounting where a fatal traffic accident is valued higher than its prevention [this model] needs to be redressed and not simply tinkered with,” said Monika Kosinska in an opinion piece.

Building on the review of the Beyond GDP agenda, she also advocates that “we must measure what we value, and not just value what we measure. We must put our values back into the drivers of our society, and not use our societies as merely means to drive our economies. “ Last year EU Environment Ministers invited the EU to explore alternative growth models. They noted that greening the economy is essential to promote “sustainable consumption and production, human health and well being and hence eradicate poverty, providing benefits for all citizens.”

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Last updated on 10 April 2013

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