Doughnut Economics

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Kate Raworth’s book, Doughnut Economics, is definitely worth a read. However, if you don’t have time you can get the main ideas from her TEDx talk.

She pulls together a lot of different ideas including that of planetary boundaries beyond which lie systems. Also internationally agreed minimum social standards, as identified by the world’s governments in the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. Between social and planetary boundaries lies an environmentally safe and socially just space in which humanity can thrive (but not if we continually seek the goal of growth.

 

And if you don’t have time to watch the Ted talk, here’s a one-minute introduction to the Doughnut, by animator Jonny Lawrence.

This is an image of the Doughnut – it brings social and environmental concerns together in one single image and approach. It also sets a vision for an equitable and sustainable future.