10th October 2012: ‘A safe and just space for humanity: can we live within the doughnut?’ Kate Raworth, Senior Researcher at Oxfam, gave a STEPS Centre seminar at the Institute of Development Studies.
Humanity’s challenge in the 21st century is to ensure that every person has the resources needed to realise their human rights, while ensuring that humanity’s total use of resources remains within the means of the planet. The framework of planetary boundaries and social boundaries sets this out in a simple but compelling way, and helps to highlight the sources of humanity’s pressure on the planet.
Could this framework provide a useful compass for designing Global Development Goals post 2015? And could it be used to guide sustainable development at a national or even local level?