People of all persuasions sometimes make action on climate change seem like an either-or thing. If you are for lifting people out of poverty, you are against fighting climate change. And if you are for fighting climate change you must be against lifting people out of poverty. They see these actions as mutually exclusive–it’s one or the other, but not both.
But it can be both.
Enter doughnut economics. Our challenge, and our opportunity, is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. Humanity’s sweet spot lies in the doughnut - between the minimal social foundations we need to thrive, and the ecological ceiling that Earth can support.
Find out how Amsterdam is transitioning, post-pandemic, to a doughnut economy here, and check out how your country is tracking on this interactive world map.