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What do doughnuts and climate change have in common?

What do doughnuts and climate change have in common?

Update: 2021-07-09
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The climate crisis disproportionately affects people living in poverty. Thinkers of the 20th Century: step aside. There is a new economic theory which aims to combat both social inequality and climate change – involving doughnuts.

Kate Raworth’s "Doughnut Economics" model aims to provide a framework that prioritises people and the planet over profit. She argues that 20th century ideas – such as capitalism and communism - are not equipped to deal with our contemporary ecological and financial challenges. Traditionally, Kate argues, policy-makers have made one solution for financial crises, and a different one for the climate crisis.

The doughnut model brings together all of those solutions when deciding on systems needed for a functioning community, such as housing, food and energy.

With a celebrity fan base from the Pope to David Attenborough, the doughnut economic theory is being put into practice in Amsterdam. But what does this look like on the ground?

In this episode host Anna Jones speaks with the architect of the model, Kate Raworth, co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab. She makes the case as to why we should reject traditional structures and embrace the doughnut. Plus, Sky correspondent Helen-Ann Smith joins us in the studio, to help us wrap our heads around what doughnuts and climate change have in common.

Hosts: Anna Jones & Helen Ann-Smith

Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse

Guests: Kate Raworth and Jennifer Drouin
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What do doughnuts and climate change have in common?

What do doughnuts and climate change have in common?

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