Find out more about the Happy Planet Index by exploring the resources below


Briefing paper: More information about the Happy Planet Index 2016  

Poster and pamphlet: A3 poster and summary information  

Methods paper: A detailed explanation of how the Happy Planet Index 2016 results were calculated  

Data:  Download the complete Happy Planet Index 2016 results  


Nic Marks, the creator of the Happy Planet Index, explains how the Index tracks national well-being against resource use in a TED Talk

Previous releases of the Happy Planet Index

Download previous releases of the Happy Planet Index report and data set.

Please note that because of changes in the data and methodology used to calculated the Happy Planet Index, scores are not comparable over time. Methodological information can be found in the Appendix of each report.

Resources for schools

We’re developing educational resources to teach students about how people around the world compare on each element of the Happy Planet Index. If you work in education and would like to find out more, or want to help us shape this work, please fill out the form below.

You might also be interested in the Green Grin-o-meter - a website for primary school children that is inspired by the Happy Planet Index. The New Economics Foundation developed the Green Grin-o-meter for the Welsh Assembly Government and the County Councils for Caerphilly, Torfaen and Carmarthenshire.