How sustainable is your country?
To address this frequently asked question, one needs a simple and transparent tool, showing at a glance the level of sustainability of a country. Therefore, the Sustainable Society Foundation has developed a new set of indicators, the Sustainable Society Index(SSI). The SSI is based on the well-known Brundtland definition, to which they added a third sentence to make clear that both Human Wellbeing and Environmental Wellbeing are included. It runs as follows:
a sustainable society is a society is a society:
* that meets the needs of the present generation,
* that does not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,
* in which each human being has the opportunity to develop itself in freedom, within a well-balanced society and in harmony with its surroundings. (...)