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The UK Doughnut: A framework for environmental sustainability and social justice

The UK Doughnut: A framework for environmental sustainability and social justice
72 pages

Authors
Sayers, Malcolm
Trebeck, Katherine

Publication date
19 Feb 2015

ISBN
978-1-78077-807-5

Publisher
Oxfam GB

Type
Research report

The world faces twin challenges: delivering a decent standard of living for everyone, while living within our environmental limits. These two concerns are brought together in Oxfam’s Doughnut model, which visualizes a space between planetary boundaries and a social floor where it is environmentally safe and socially just for humanity to exist. Here, The UK Doughnut: A framework for environmental sustainability and social justice suggests areas of life that might constitute a social floor below which no-one in the UK should fall, and begins the process of identifying which environmental boundaries might be useful for incorporation into a national UK analysis. The report provides a snapshot of the UK’s status by assessing its current position against the suggested set of domains and indicators.

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