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

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

Authors
Raworth, Kate

Publication date
13 Feb 2012

ISBN
978-1-78077-059-8

Publisher
Oxfam International

Series
Oxfam Discussion Papers

Type
Discussion paper

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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