While several indicators of relevance to policymaking find resonance in the community context, the communities’ definitions of what constitutes their well-being are often not taken into account.
Suneetha M. Subramanian (United Nations University Institute of the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Wim Hiemstra and Bas Verschuuren (ETC Compas ) – key experts of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner organisations illustrate a holistic view of human well-being highlighting the linkages between biological resources, well-functing ecosystems and economic development. The article in the United Nations University’s award winning magazine ‘Our World’ further stresses out the importance to acknowledge different worldviews. For the article see here
The article is based on the author’s UNU-IAS policy brief ‘Bio-enterprises, Endogenous Development and Well-being’