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Measuring Progress: Global Justice Day Seminar 2019
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 22nd we will launch the Sustainable Progress Index for 2019. 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 and Catherine Kavanagh of University College Cork.
Jennifer Thompson, Coordinator Coalition 2030, will respond to the Index, and there will be an open floor discussion.
Registration from 9:30
Seminar begins at 10:00
Sustainable Progress Index 2018
Dr Catherine Kavanagh, University College Cork
Professor Charles M.A. Clark, St John's University, New York
Presentation of the new Index, followed by Q & A
Jennifer Thompson, Coordinator Coalition 2030, followed by Q & A.
There will then be an open floor discussion
Closing Remarks at 12:30
Dr. Sean Healy, Director, Social Justice Ireland