Planetary boundaries

Kate Raworth: living in a safe and just operating space

Talk during the "Earth’s Safe Operating Space for Humanity: From concept to action" seminar in Stockholm January 2016

Kate Raworth is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries, which has gained widespread traction in international policy debates on sustainable development. She is a senior visiting research associate and lecturer at Oxford University's Environmental ChangeInstitute, a senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and a member of the Club of Rome.

She blogs about Doughnut Economics at www.kateraworth.com and tweets @KateRaworth.

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This symposium showcased progress in the transdisciplinary science of the global ‘safe operating space for humanity’. Since the pioneering publication in 2009 of the planetary boundaries concept for global sustainability, the concept has been debated, developed, and put into real-world practice in business and policy.

The speakers and panelists represented diverse perspectives in science, policy, business and wider society, and discussed the challenges and opportunities when translating scientific concepts to practical action for sustainability.


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