Shoppers return to a mall in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, on September 13 as the social-distancing rules against the coronavirus are relaxed. Economies must move away from models that focus on moving up the GDP growth ladder. Photo: Felix Wong Shoppers return to a mall in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, on September 13 as the social-distancing rules against the coronavirus are relaxed. Economies must move away from models that focus on moving up the GDP growth ladder. Photo: Felix Wong
Shoppers return to a mall in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, on September 13 as the social-distancing rules against the coronavirus are relaxed. Economies must move away from models that focus on moving up the GDP growth ladder. Photo: Felix Wong
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Coronavirus pandemic shows it’s time to put people and the planet first

  • A recent OECD report calls for countries to move away from a model that priorities GDP growth to one that focuses on human well-being, environmental sustainability and economic resilience
  • Instead, current tensions indicate we are in danger of falling into war

Shoppers return to a mall in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, on September 13 as the social-distancing rules against the coronavirus are relaxed. Economies must move away from models that focus on moving up the GDP growth ladder. Photo: Felix Wong Shoppers return to a mall in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, on September 13 as the social-distancing rules against the coronavirus are relaxed. Economies must move away from models that focus on moving up the GDP growth ladder. Photo: Felix Wong
Shoppers return to a mall in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, on September 13 as the social-distancing rules against the coronavirus are relaxed. Economies must move away from models that focus on moving up the GDP growth ladder. Photo: Felix Wong
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