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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Can ‘doughnut economics’ fix the dual global climate and pandemic crises?

Time: 4pm to 5pm

What is the economic solution if we want to be both prosperous and sustainable?


How do we align the climate emergency in the face of a global recession post-pandemic?

For those urging governments to prioritise the environment as part of a recovery plan, Amsterdam is the leading light as the world’s first city to jettison 200 years of economic tradition and embrace the ‘doughnut’ economics model instead. In this model, the goal is about meeting the core needs of all, but within the means of the planet, ensuring both human prosperity and ecological sustainability.

Join our panel to debate how realistic this model could be as a framework for climate, health, jobs, housing and care and communities.

The panel will be chaired by Maurice Golden MSP, Member of the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee. Panellists include: 

  • Roman Krznaric, social philosopher and author of The Good Ancestor
  • Dr Stuart McIntyre, Head of Research at the Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Poonam Malik, RSE Economy & Enterprise committee; Board of Economic Development Agency Scottish Enterprise

The event is run in partnership with The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh logo, with the tagline 'Knowledge Made Useful'

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