The Future is Doughnut Shaped
Discussion of Oxfam Cymru’s new report:
The Welsh Doughnut: A framework for environmental sustainability and social justice
27th April 2015 – 10.30am to 1.00pm
South Riverside Community Development Centre:
The Riverside Warehouse, Cardiff, CF11 6EQ
(tbc) Kate Raworth (author of the 2012 report ‘A Safe and Just Operating Space for Humanity’ and now Senior Visiting Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University)
Dr Katherine Trebeck Global Research Policy Adviser (Oxfam)
Dr Hayley Richards Policy & Advocacy Officer (Oxfam Cymru)
It is a pleasure to invite you to the launch of our new research paper. It explores how Wales measures up against the concept of the ‘doughnut’ – that safe and just space below an environmental ceiling, but above a social foundation.
The picture painted by the Welsh Doughnut is stark. It highlights the immense inequalities experienced by Welsh people across all social domains and in environmental terms, and tells a story not of scarcity, but of a society over-consuming its share of the world’s resources.
This is clearly not the Wales (or the world) we want. We can and we must change the narrative. This event will be an opportunity for experts and activists from intrinsically related, but often segregated fields, to discuss and debate. It will be an opportunity to share ideas and focus on creating new perspectives and more radical policies to deliver a truly sustainable economic model for Wales.
Join us to ensure the future is doughnut shaped!
Please let me know if you or a colleague are able to join us – please RSVP to Hayley Richards firstname.lastname@example.org / 0300 200 1269