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Guest lecture

Wellbeing Report seminar series: Doughnut Economics in action: Perspectives for Aotearoa

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If humanity’s 21st century challenge is to create a world that meets the needs of all within the means of the living planet, right now all countries need to transform to achieve it - albeit in different ways given unique contexts and histories. Kate Raworth and Andrew Fanning will present the core concepts and tools of Doughnut Economics and share perspectives for Aotearoa / New Zealand with examples from change-makers worldwide –in communities, cities, and government - who are working to turn these ideas into transformative action.

About the presenters

Kate Raworth is an ecological economist focused on making economics fit for 21st century realities. She is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries and author of the best-selling book, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think like a 21st Century Economist, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. Kate is also the co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab, which is putting these ideas into action with communities, cities, businesses, and educators.

Dr Andrew Fanning is an ecological economist exploring how to move our interconnected societies towards the goal of meeting the needs of all people within the means of the living planet. He is passionate about finding ways to make progress towards this goal visible in data. Andrew is Research & Data Analysis Lead at Doughnut Economics Action Lab, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. His research has been published in leading journals, such as Nature Sustainability and Lancet Planetary Health, and he presents ideas and results regularly in different settings.

Video recording

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Wellbeing Report seminar series

In November 2022, Te Tai Ōhanga – The Treasury released the first wellbeing report Te Tai Waiora: Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand 2022.

This online seminar is part of a Wellbeing Report programme of Guest lectures running in 2022 and 2023.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 23 March 2023