BrusselsDonut applies the Doughnut theory to the Brussels-Capital Region. The objective is to have a framework for reflection adapted to the actual situation in Brussels to, together, hatch, guide and reach coherent decisions conducive to the ecological and inclusive transition towards a sustainable society.
We are convinced that a transition to an economy “in the Doughnut” is only possible if we adopt a systems approach: at each level of action and for all its actors. That is why the BrusselsDonut project is experimenting at different levels with the application and adaptation of the Doughnut model to Brussels:
Three reports present our outcomes and learnings. The linkages between them should allow each, according to their own interests, needs or available time, to find the necessary information and above all to be inspired to keep on going.
Why a Doughnut for Brussels?
Our working framework
With BrusselsDonut, we aim for a collaborative approach that allows:
- THE MOBILIZATION OF ACTORS
BrusselsDonut strives to mobilize users and decision-makers in Brussels behind the transition and bring them together as part of a strong and committed community.
- A SYSTEMS APPROACH
BrusselsDonut serves to better understand the interconnectedness of economic, social and environmental issues at the regional level.
- RETHINK THE INDICATORS
BrusselsDonut goes beyond traditional gross domestic product (GDP) indicators to assess the Region’s prosperity, for the benefit of all citizens.
The first results
A first phase of the Brussels Donut project ended in May 2021. What lessons could be learned from this first phase? Watch the presentation of these results here (only in French and Dutch) :