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Over at The Guardian, a fascinating piece outlines the City of Amsterdam's commitment to follow the "Doughnut Model" proposed by Kate Raworth. It is touted as an alternative economic strategy that better accounts for the disparate needs of the vulnerable and takes into account the carrying capacity of our environmental and sociological systems.
From the article:
The inner ring of her donut sets out the minimum we need to lead a good life, derived from the UN’s sustainable development goals and agreed by world leaders of every political stripe. It ranges from food and clean water to a certain level of housing, sanitation, energy, education, healthcare, gender equality, income and political voice. Anyone not attaining such minimum standards is living in the doughnut’s hole.
The outer ring of the doughnut, where the sprinkles go, represents the ecological ceiling drawn up by earth-system scientists. It highlights the boundaries across which human kind should not go to avoid damaging the climate, soils, oceans, the ozone layer, freshwater and abundant biodiversity.
Between the two rings is the good stuff: the dough, where everyone’s needs and that of the planet are being met.