"Once it becomes clear that further GDP growth will be ever more difficult to achieve, national leaders will desperately need ways to make life tolerable for their increasingly restive constituents. It’s plain that environmental, psychological, and social well-being must be the new goal, and we can thank the government of Bhutan for realizing this and blazing a trail that others may follow." (Source: Energy Bulletin)
Good resumee by Richard Heinberg of the UN’s special conference on wellbeing and the need to define a new economic paradigm.
The final outcome document of the UN conference and interventions and presentations during the conference are available from the special Bhutan website “Wellbeing & Happiness. Defining a new economic paradigm”.