Hello GRUEN participants!
Today I was discussing with Nihaar and Ananya about "Green Growth" as a balance between sustainable development and sustainable use of resources. In my research, I came across a recent announcement by the Dutch city of Amsterdam that they planned to sustainably develop their economy to overcome the Covid-19 economic crisis using the "Doughnut Model"!
I dug some more to find out about this (obviously British, from the spelling) model, to find it was developed about 5 years ago by Kate Raworth, and she published a popular book about her model in 2017.
I think this model does a GREAT JOB illustrating the concept of an economic "sweet spot" of sustainable development bounded by the sustainable use of planetary resources! I believe this model is very applicable to our GRUEN project.
Here's a short explanatory animation:
And here is economist Kate Raworth's TEDx talk:
Here's the Guardian newspaper article about the adoption of the model by Amsterdam.
I also attach the key diagram, which shows the "Social Foundation" based on 12 SDGs, and the "Ecological Ceiling" based on 9 planetary boundaries.