Calculation of the Green Development Index

Social Sciences in China (Chinese Edition)

No.6, 2014


Calculation of the Green Development Index



Li Xiaoxi, Liu Yimeng and Song Tao


Drawing on the Human Development Index and taking as a basis the two dimensions of sustainable socio-economic development and the sustainable development of ecological resources and the environment, the Green Development Index bases its calculations on twelve elements and estimates and ranks the green development index value of 123 nations. Its ideas and methodology may provide useful approaches and suggestions for the sustainable development of China and the world.