Doughnut Economics – Compass to Shape Sustainable Economies by Design

Kate Raworth, Senior Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, on March 16th at 5:45 pm (CET) will talk about her model of “Doughnut Economics”, which can serve as a framework for economic players to align their activities in order to meet the core needs of all but within the planetary boundaries.

Kate will also share the experiences of the city of Amsterdam embracing the doughnut. In the middle of the corona-crisis, the city of Amsterdam decided to reduce its resource consumption by 50 percent within the next ten years. By 2050, the city aims at a complete transformation to circular economy. At the same time, Amsterdam wants to fight social inequality. The doughnut serves as compass for the city and the newly set up Amsterdam Doughnut Coalition.

This network consists of civil society stakeholders, committed enterprises, scientific institutions, public authorities and politics. Cities like Brussels, Copenhagen, Portland, Philadelphia as well as countries like Scotland and New Zealand are following a similar path.

Can the doughnut model be a guide to our cities and regions to reshape their political and economic action?


  • 5:45 – 6:00 pm Check-in
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Keynote by Kate Raworth | including Q & A
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm Break-out groups | in English, Dutch and German

Register here.

This event is organised by the Local Chapter of Hamburg (Chapter) of the ECG in cooperation with, Zukunftsrat Hamburg, UmweltHaus am Schüberg, AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V..