Introducing 'The Doughnut': A safe and just space for humanity

Introducing 'The Doughnut' of social and planetary boundaries for development

Author: 
Kate Raworth, Senior Researcher at Oxfam Great Britain

Kate Raworth, Senior Researcher at Oxfam Great Britain introduces her discussion paper "A Safe and Just Space for Humanity: can we live within the doughnut?"

In the run-up to Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, this discussion paper is an exploration of what such a model of prosperity might look like.

It presents a visual framework -- shaped like a doughnut -- which brings the concept of planetary boundaries together with the complementary concept of social boundaries, creating a safe and just space between the two, in which humanity can thrive.

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