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Kate Raworth - Can we create a safe and just space for humanity?

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Slides from the STEPS Centre seminar of Kate Raworth, Senior Research at Oxfam. 10 October 2012.

Slides from the STEPS Centre seminar of Kate Raworth, Senior Research at Oxfam. 10 October 2012.

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  • Put your brand on the table.
  • Thinking about the quality and impact of GDP growth. No country has ever got its citizens out of poverty without GDP growth. But growth has always been resource intensive so just as it gets people over the social foundation, so it starts heading towards the planetary boundaries.
  • Thinking about the quality and impact of GDP growth. No country has ever got its citizens out of poverty without GDP growth. But growth has always been resource intensive so just as it gets people over the social foundation, so it starts heading towards the planetary boundaries.
  • What would it look like to do a national analysis? Hand out the 2 pager. Hugh introduce the ideas, discuss group’s ideas for making it strategic to oxfam and to the country.
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    • 1. Can we create a safe and just space for humanity ?Kate Raworth, Senior Researcher, Oxfam STEPS Centre IDS 10 October 2012
    • 2. The Long View on commodity prices
    • 3. The Long View on commodity prices
    • 4. The Really Long View on well-being
    • 5. Nine planetary boundaries Source: Rockström et al 2009
    • 6. Understanding the human body France, 14th century
    • 7. Understanding the human body Understanding Planet Earth France, 14th century Everywhere, 21st century
    • 8. Transgressing planetary boundaries Source: Oxfam based on Rockström et al 2009
    • 9. Resource stress Resource scarcity
    • 10. Resource stress Resource scarcity What outlook for people living in poverty? Land grabs Food price crises Water scarcity Energy poverty
    • 11. A safe operating space for humanity
    • 12. A safe and just space for humanity
    • 13. Doughnut dynamics
    • 14. Doughnut dynamics
    • 15. Doughnut dynamics
    • 16. A safe and just space for humanity
    • 17. Falling far below the social foundation
    • 18. Ending poverty: no pressure on the planet End income poverty for all: 0.2% of global income End hunger for all: 3% of global food supply Electricity for all: 1% of global CO2 emissions
    • 19. Who’s putting pressure on the planet ?50% of CO2 emissions 33% of nitrogen ‘budget’produced by 11% of people used to produce meat for the EU
    • 20. A safe and just space for humanity
    • 21. Green and inclusive growth
    • 22. The promise of economic growth
    • 23. The reality of economic growth to date
    • 24. Inclusive and sustainable economic development Time to reengineer economic development High income countries Emerging Low income economies countries
    • 25. Sustainable development goals
    • 26. Towards Sustainable Development GoalsOne set of global goals• Environment & development• Targets for every country• Common but differentiated responsibilitiesTargets focused on:• Ending social deprivations• Respecting resource thresholds• Ensuring social equity• Raising resource efficiency
    • 27. Join the doughnut debate…www.oxfamblogs.org/doughnut @KateRaworth
    • 28. Planetary boundaries:a safety zone for planetary thresholds
    • 29. Developed countries in the G20: CO2 vs. GDP Growth 150% CHN 130% IND 110% Zone 1: IDN No decoupling KOR 90% TUR BRA Zone 2: 70% Relative decoupling ARG -2 7 0 50% 9 1 m b u d p n o a c s2e r AUS ) t ( i 30% CAN ZAF USA JPN 10% MEX ITAOwGCnhorti GBR -50% 0% 50% 100% 150% 200% 250% 300% 350% 400% -10% FRA DEU -30% Zone 3: RUS Absolute decoupling -50% Growth in GDP, 1991-2007
    • 30. BRICSAMs in the G20: CO2 vs. GDP Growth 150% CHN 130% IND 110% Zone 1: IDN No decoupling KOR 90% TUR BRA Zone 2: 70% Relative decoupling ARG -2 7 0 50% 9 1 m b u d p n o a c s2e r AUS ) t ( i 30% CAN ZAF USA JPN 10% MEX ITAOwGCnhorti GBR -50% 0% 50% 100% 150% 200% 250% 300% 350% 400% -10% FRA DEU -30% Zone 3: RUS Absolute decoupling -50% Growth in GDP, 1991-2007
    • 31. The pressures for economic growthJobs, incomes, public goods Repay public and private debts Tolerance and redistribution No growth = stagnation ?
    • 32. Can your country get into the doughnut?How has the social foundation progressedin the last 20 years?What are the greatest social inequalities?How has pressure on naturalresources changed over these 20 years?What and who is causing that stress?Where is the current economic pathway heading?What policies and practices could bring this nationbetween its social and planetary boundaries?