SDSN Greece: Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth (SDG 8) and Human Well-being

29 April 2020

Presented by SDSN Greece


World-renowned academics and international practitioners from the fields of philosophy, politics, economics, finance, engineering and innovations-related systems analysis will navigate the waters of the relationship between Sustainable Development and Happiness, in an exciting session searching answers to the following questions:


What are the main subjective and objective components of happiness?

What are the weaknesses of GDP as a measure of well-being?

What are the failings of methodological individualism?

What is the role of political factors and financial markets?

How is the protection of the environment related to human well-being?


Answering these questions naturally leads us to face our fear! In the light of the COVID-19 health crisis and the many other crises that our generation is living, we will discuss the need for a fundamental transformation of economic, social and financial systems that will trigger exponential change in resilience of the society.



– Chair: Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, AUEB, co-chair UN SDSN Greece

– Prof. Andreas Papandreou, NKUA, co-chair UN SDSN Greece

– Prof. Nikitas Pittis, University of Piraeus

– Prof. Stelios Virvidakis, NKUA, Epistemology and Ethics, Philosophy and Theory of Science and Technology

– Prof. Vasso Kindi, NKUA, 20th Century Analytical Philosophy and Philosophy of Science

– Prof. George Pagoulatos, AUEB, European Politics

– Prof. Nikos Theodossiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, chair UN SDSN Black Sea

– Lydia Papadaki, Manager, UN SDSN Greece (moderator)

About the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN):


The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was set up in 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.

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