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Portland, OR—Economist Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, to deliver a thought-provoking presentation on economics and the environment.

HOSTS: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, World Resources Institute, C40 Cities, City of Portland and the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, 7-9 p.m.

WHERE: University of Oregon Portland campus, Main Event Space - White Stag Block 70 NW Couch St.

Seating is limited. Reserve a ticket at

Humanity’s 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. In other words, to ensure that no one falls short on life’s essentials (from food and housing to healthcare and political voice), while ensuring that collectively we do not overshoot Earth’s life-supporting systems on which we fundamentally depend such as a stable climate, fertile soils, and a protective ozone layer. The Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries is a playfully serious approach to framing that challenge, and it acts as a compass for human progress this century.

About the speaker:
Kate teaches at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, and is an advisor to the Global Challenges programme of the Stockholm School of Economics and to the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity at the University of Surrey. Over the past two decades Kate has worked as Senior Researcher at Oxfam, as economist and co-author of the UN’s Human Development Report, and as a Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute based in the villages of Zanzibar. She holds a BA and MSc from Oxford University and an honorary doctorate from Business School Lausanne.

For more information about the speaker and her work, see

Kate Raworth’s TedTalk: A healthy economy should be designed to thrive not grow,

Media contact: Jennifer Flynt, DEQ public affairs specialist,, 503-730-5924


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