Oxfam graphic A Safe and Just Space for HumanityThe Oxfam Discussion Paper (February 2012) “A Safe and Just Space for Humanity” sets out a visual framework for sustainable development – shaped like a doughnut – by combining the concept of planetary boundaries with the complementary concept of social boundaries.

“Achieving sustainable development means ensuring that all people have the resources needed – such as food, water, health care, and energy – to fulfil their human rights. And it means ensuring that humanity’s use of natural resources does not stress critical Earth-system processes – by causing climate change or biodiversity loss, for example – to the point that Earth is pushed out of the stable state, known as the Holocene, which has been so beneficial to humankind over the past 10,000 years.”

New Zealand Oxfam Climate Change page

Oxfam video about innovative solutions to climate change in Thailand.

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