Which Actors in Amsterdam Are Interested in Forging Doughnut Deals to Move the City more into the Safe and Just Space of the Doughnut?
Doughnut Economics has found fertile ground in Amsterdam. The municipality has included the framework within it’s Circular Economy program, recognizing the importance of both the ecological boundaries of Earth and the social foundation we all need to be able to stand on. How can we develop a safe and just space for all inhabitants without overshooting the ecological ceiling. What is the role of citizens and businesses?
More and more actors are inspired by Doughnut Economics. The formation of a Doughnut Coalition in Amsterdam is prove of this. It is a recognition that diverse actors have a part to play in co-creating the 21st century economy.
The coalition’s mission is to ensure all doughnut inspired action effectively adds up to the systemic change that’s urgently needed, by acting as a network of doughnut inspired change agents to connect the dots, learn about the conditions required and measure change in yearly reports.
Our interest at this stage in particular is how we can support local, neighborhood initiatives to be part of this movement. How can we create doughnut deals where civic society works together with governments and businesses and how can this ambition best be aligned with the interests and ambitions of each stakeholder.
Initiated by Cocratos, Amsterdam saw the making of the first Doughnut Deals in the fall of 2019. On the basis of this experience we want to explore what the definition of a doughnut deal is, what the early learnings are and what is required to scale the model to the rest of the City.
One of the ambitions formulated in the societal agreement Ma.ak is the execution of 20 Doughnut Deals. We want to help make this happen!
The main goal of our exploration is to better understand how Doughnut Deals, in particular where citizens are involved as stakeholder, can help move the City further into the doughnut and what is needed to forge these Doughnut Deals and help them with a successful execution.
Some of the questions we want to answer are:
We are looking for sponsors who want to contribute to this exploration. For EUR 1000 you can pose a question you would like to have answered during this exploration and get the results of our exploration first.
Let’s start doing!