A Safe and Just Space for Humanity: Can we live within the doughnut?,

Authors: 
Raworth, K.
Date: 
February 2012

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. In the run-up to Rio+20, this discussion paper presents a visual framework – shaped like 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.

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Publication type: 
Paper
Source name: 
Oxfam Discussion Papers
Page numbers: 
26 pp.
Publisher: 
Oxfam,
Themes: 
Poverty-Environment Linkages

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