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A Recipe for Thriving? Tasters from the Doughnut

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Online conference exploring place-based application of Doughnut Economics with councillors/groups from Amsterdam, Cambridge and Cornwall.

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What is "The Doughtnut" – and why is it being hailed as a healthy choice to protect people and the planet? Find out in this online mini-conference for councillors and anyone interested in exploring the downscaling of Doughnut Economics to city and county level.

Inspired by Kate Raworth’s vision for what it means for humanity to thrive, people are using her book, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, to plan a new way of living that connects the local to the global and is both ecologically safe and socially just.

Now Raworth’s powerful argument for embedding the economy in society and the living world is changing from radical idea to transformative action, with places from civic centres to city councils and from counties to countries reimagining their approach through the Doughnut model. (It’s even got David Attenborough’s enthusiastic endorsement for putting “sustainability in all things” at its heart.)

This mini conference will hear from groups and councillors from Amsterdam, Cambridge and Cornwall that have downscaled the doughnut or are considering it for their own communities, and asks: what would a Yorkshire Doughnut be like – and is it radical enough to respond to our challenging times?

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Imane Nadif, Groenlinks Amsterdam, Councillor for Amsterdam City Council

Cllr Edwina Hannaford, Portfolio Member for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods, Cornwall Councillor

Clara Todd, Cambridge Doughnut Economics Action Group

Lukas Hardt, University of Leeds/Wellbeing Economy Alliance

The event will include a short film by Kate Raworth on downscaling Doughnut Economics, followed by presentations by the speakers and a panel discussion.

Panellists include former Green MEP, Molly Scott-Cato, and Mark Dooris, Professor in Health and Sustainability, University of Central Lancashire.

Chairs: Kate Lock and Tom Franklin, York Green Party.

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