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Global Justice Day Seminar 2020
How should we measure progress?
It can often seem that economic growth is the focus of measurements of societal progress, but the economy is only one aspect of a well-functioning and sustainable society.
At Social Justice Ireland, we are interested in measuring real progress, taking into account the social and environmental factors - as well as the economic ones - that influence our well-being as a society.
Each year Social Justice Ireland marks United Nations World Day of Social Justice with a free seminar looking at Ireland's progress in meeting our responsibilities under the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs).
On Friday February 21st we will launch our Sustainable Progress Index for 2020. This index is based around the SDGs. It measures Ireland's performance on social, economic and environmental indicators, and compares Ireland with our peer countries in the EU-15.
This launch will include a presentation from the authors of the Index: Professor Charles Clark of St John's University in New York, Catherine Kavanagh of University College Cork, and Niamh Lenihan of Cork Institute of Technology.
Aine O'Gorman, Friends of the Earth, will respond to the Index, and there will be an open floor discussion.
Date: Friday, February 21st 2020
Registration from 9:30
Seminar begins at 10:00
Presentation on Sustainable Progress Index 2020
Dr Catherine Kavanagh, University College Cork
Dr Niamh Lenihan, Cork Institute of Technology
Professor Charles M.A. Clark, St John's University, New York
Presentation of the new Index, followed by Q & A
Aine O'Gorman, Friends of the Earth, followed by Q & A.
Aine's presentation will be followed by an open floor discussion
Closing Remarks at 12:30
Dr Sean Healy, CEO, Social Justice Ireland