How can Galapagos progress in a way in which both people and Nature thrive?
How can the Galapagos Islands progress in a way in which both people and Nature thrive? The Charles Darwin Foundation is adapting the Doughnut Economics approach to the Galapagos context as part of an ongoing piece of collaborative research.
The team at Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) in the UK is supporting cities and regions around the world to explore what it means be a thriving city that meets the needs of all within the means of nature and the living planet.
The Charles Darwin Foundation is adapting the Doughnut Economics approach to explore what it means for both people and nature to thrive in Galapagos, based on a general agreement that GDP is a very limited measure of progress. Together we have developed a portrait of the Galapagos Islands to highlight the extent to which the current dominant economic model provides (or not) for the wellbeing of all people without overshooting the limits of the natural ecoystem. This forms part of the ongoing analysis which is being undertaken together with the University of Cambridge, the Governing Council of the Galapagos Islands and our team at Talking Transformation: research into more sustainable economic models for Galapagos; in the short-term as part of the economic recovery post-COVID19 and longer-term over the next 50 years.
In a Zoom Dialogue-Workshop this week with participants from Galapagos and the Ecuadorian mainland, we shared our preliminary conclusions and our proposals for public policy to move towards a more sustainable tourism model and towards a conservation and knowledge economy.
Find out more about the Doughnut Economics approach here: https://doughnuteconomics.org/about-doughnut-economics
MEET THE TEAM
Our multi-cultural team is made up of associate facilitators, policy advisors and environmental governance experts based in South America, Africa and the UK.