Bhutan

Bhutan has taken a unique approach to measuring development, since former King Jigme Singye Wangchuck placed national emphasis on Gross National Happiness (GNH) over Gross National Product (GNP) in the 1970s.

Two of the four pillars of GNH are: conservation of the environment and susustainable and equitable socio-economic development - linking GNH closely with green economy.