Presentation by Circle Economy on measuring green growth 

The merits and local applications of the doughnut economy model

5 July 2021

By Ilektra Kouloumpi

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Presentation to IGN lead officer workshop on measuring green growth from Ilektra Kouloumpi, Senior Strategist and Thriving Cities Lead at Circle Economy. Ilektra’s presentation focuses on the merits and local applications of the doughnut economy model.

On 30 June 2021, IGN members participated in a workshop focusing on measuring green growth. Members discussed challenges and opportunities around frameworks for integrating the measurement of places’ local progress towards inclusive economic growth and environmental sustainability. Doughnut Economics proposes a social foundation that we cannot fall below and an ecological ceiling that should not be exceeded if we are going to create an ecologically safe and socially just space for healthy people and a healthy planet. Since Kate Raworth’s development of the original doughnut model and release of her book in 2017, places around the world have looked at using the model as a guide for sustainable economic development. Ilektra Kouloumpi, Senior Strategist and Thriving Cities Lead at Circle Economy, presented to the network on the doughnut model, highlighting the ways in which it has been adapted as a framework for the delivery of key cross-cutting priorities by cities globally.