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Event: Positive Tipping Points in Practice: Doughnut Economics

24 November 2022 | 18.30-20.30


Published September 9, 2022

Doughnut Economics offers a vision of what it means for humanity to thrive in the 21st century, as well as the mindset and ways of thinking needed to get us there.

Local governments and communities across the world are now co-creating their own applications of the model as a response to the interconnected crises we are facing. The Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) is part of this emerging global movement of new economic thinking and doing. Their aim is to help create 21st century economies that are regenerative and distributive by design, so that they can meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet.

But while many places are part of this transformation, many more are still operating in systems that are based on continual economic growth.

So how close are we to a tipping point for Doughnut Economics? What can be learned from what has or hasn’t worked? How can we better understand the conditions required for the model to lead to more transformative action in places large and small across the world?

Join this free workshop to find out, and hear the latest research into Positive Tipping Points, from world-leading experts. We will collectively practice using the Positive Tipping Points framework – creating the right conditions for change, finding reinforcing feedback loops, and triggering a shift into a new system – before identifying key next steps for food systems, from global initiatives to local projects.

The Positive Tipping Points framework is a way to re-think our understanding of how change happens. We’re familiar with negative tipping points that can accelerate the crisis, such as glacier melt or biodiversity loss, but we are also able to predict and encourage positive shifts which will help us avoid the worst impacts.

This event is part of a series of free Green Futures Network workshops following the Global Tipping Points Conference in Exeter in September. The final event will be an open space session to further explore key ideas that have emerged throughout the series. To sign up to the other events in the series, use the following links:

Climate justice
Climate-positive business
Social movements
Student activism
Food systems
What next?
For more information contact Peter from the Green Futures Network at gfn@exeter.ac.uk.