Biography

Richard Wilkinson has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality. He is professor emeritus of social epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, honorary professor at University College London, and a visiting professor at the University of York. Richard cowrote “The Spirit Level” with Kate Pickett, which won the 2011 Political Studies Association Publication of the Year Award.

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The UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an unprecedented step forward.1 Unlike the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which they replace, they apply to all countries and represent universal goals and targets that articulate the need and opportunity for the global community to build a sustainable and desirable …

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Conscious that unsustainable patterns of production and consumption can impede sustainable development, and recognizing the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples. −United Nations General Assembly, …

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When people think about how to move our societies towards sustainability, they usually think simply about reducing our collective environmental impact. But the related question, of how human well-being can be produced more efficiently, is often ignored. Modern economic systems are disastrously inefficient ways of producing well-being. The vast …

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