Tool to help communities stay environmentally, socially ‘healthy’

25 septiembre 2014

A new way to measure the ‘health’ of poor regional communities has been developed by geographers who aim to improve the wellbeing of people by guiding sustainable development practices to help avoid social and environmental collapse. The researchers have pioneered a methodology that examines the balance between factors such as; standards of living, natural resources, agriculture, industry and the economy. The results help identify critical limits, beyond which regions risk tipping into ecological and social downturn, or even collapse.