Guiding principles

Doughnut Economics


Humanity’s 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. In other words: to ensure that no one falls short on life’s essentials while ensuring that collectively we do not overshoot our pressure on Earth’s life-supporting systems, on which we fundamentally depend – such as a stable climate, fertile soils, and a protective ozone layer. The Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries is a playfully serious approach to framing that challenge, and it acts as a compass for human progress this century. Click here for an easy introduction.