Explore Relationships

Use the sliders below each of the social indicators to raise or lower the minimum thresholds we chose for a “good life”, and explore what your choices would mean for sustainability if they were extended to all people. The interactive chart below shows the median level of resource use for the 20 countries in our dataset that are closest to the social threshold chosen. Resource use is expressed so that a value less than one is within the boundary (green), while a value greater than one transgresses the boundary (red). Hover/tap individual columns for more details, and drag within the chart area to rotate the image.

The data on this page are from our 2018 article A Good Life For All Within Planetary Boundaries. Most indicators are for the year 2011.