Daily Archives: April 24, 2017

“Doughnut Economics” — Green Lecture mit Kate Raworth


Published on Sep 23, 2013

Veranstaltung vom 12. September 2013

Mit Kate Raworth, vom Environmental Change Institute der Oxford
University, diskutierten wir, wie soziale Gerechtigkeit und ökologische
Sicherheit zusammen gedacht werden können. Wie muss ein Wirtschaftssystem
aussehen, das beide Bedingungen erfüllt? Was bedeuten die Grenzen des
„Doughnut” für eine faire und nachhaltige Ressourcen- und Klimapolitik?

Kate Raworth, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University, UK
Reinhard Bütikofer, MdEP, Ko-Vorsitzender der Europäischen
Grünen Partei, Brüssel

Internationale Kommentare von:
Divya Gupta, Ph.D. candidate, School of Environment and Natural Resources,
Ohio State University, USA
Kulthoum Omari, Sustainable Development Programme Manager,
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Regionalbüro Südafrika
Edgardo Leonel García García, Universidad de la Tierra, Oaxaca, Mexiko

Moderation: Barbara Unmüßig, Vorstand der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Adventures in New Economics 2: Donut Economics, Kate Raworth


Published on Oct 11, 2013

Humanity’s challenge in the 21st century is to eradicate poverty and achieve prosperity for all within the means of the planet’s limited natural resources. Until recently working with Oxfam, Kate has developed a visual/conceptual tool in the shape of a doughnut — which brings planetary boundaries together with social boundaries, creating a safe and just space between the two, in which humanity can thrive. Moving into this space demands far greater equity — within and between countries — in the use of natural resources, and far greater efficiency in transforming those resources to meet human needs.

This talk, given on October 9th 2013 at Schumacher College, was the second of 11 talks during the autumn of 2013 on Adventures in New Economics – a wide-ranging speaker series covering the key topics in new economic thinking today, presented by Transition Town Totnes, Totnes REconomy Project, and Schumacher College.

Kate Raworth at Healthy Planet, Better World – “Why it’s time for a new version of human prosperity”


Published on Dec 22, 2016

Could doughnuts actually be good for us? Why it’s time for a new version of human prosperity.

Humanity’s central challenge in the 21st century is to realise the human rights of all within the means of this life-giving planet. In other words, we need to get into the Doughnut of social and
planetary boundaries. Kate will show why addressing this challenge has to start with a new understanding of human prosperity, and will set out the six key factors determining whether or not we have half a chance of getting there.

More info and resources at https://www.medact.org/forum-2016/

Change the Goal

Doughnut Economics

Published on Apr 2, 2017

Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist, the new book by Kate Raworth, is out now.

Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist | Kate Raworth

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Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

How would you explain 21st century economics in just a minute? I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the world’s best stop-motion animators to bring new economic thinking to life on screen. Please feel free to show them in the classroom, in lectures, in public talks, and to share them widely on social media.

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Doughnut Economics with Guest Kate Raworth


Published on Apr 6, 2017

Economics affect all of us. Whether good or bad, whatever is happening in the world of economics affects policy decisions, multi-billion-dollar investments, and even social and environmental policy decisions. But according to economist Kate Raworth, most ideas about economics are extremely out of date and college courses are behind by decades. What is the traditional view of economics and how is it out of date? How would Raworth reframe the way we think about economics? What kind of changes could occur if we change this thinking?


The SDG Academy

Streamed live on Oct 22, 2015

This week’s hangout focuses on the social, political and economic implications of the planetary boundaries framework and explore what is meant by a ‘safe and just operating space’ for humanity. The hangout will be hosted by Dr Sarah Cornell and will feature a special invited guest:

Kate Raworth is a researcher and lecturer focused on exploring the economic mind-set needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the doughnut of planetary and social boundaries. She is currently writing a book, Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist, to be published by Random House in Spring 2016. The Guardian has named her as “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation”

The “Earth Day” message is that there is massive world-wide support for science – mobilizing hands and hearts for human survival….

The world has now witnessed a global expression of massive support for the sciences — our most powerful means of learning where we fit as creatures in the grand and glorious fabric of life.  The fact is that the sciences are not alone because…

We must employ our hands to move with all the artistry and love we can muster so that our hearts and minds can soar to plan a new, sustainable society.  On this Earth Day — and forever more — we must turn to embrace the world around us and learn to hear and join the chorus on the only blue planet in the known universe that has evolved to support the song of life.

Our problems are great and viewed from afar our circumstance is precarious.

No matter how clever we may think we have become we live on a finite planet.  Our future depends on recognizing that we do not stand apart from nature, but rather we are a part of Earth’s every changing ecosystem.  We cannot and will not survive anywhere else.