Version 3.0 (January 2024)
This tool provides a set of materials to explore national Doughnuts, including an introductory video (with presentation slides available to download), an interactive data visualisation that lets you select and compare the environmental and social performance of nearly 150 nations since the early 1990s, and additional ideas for exploring the results.
The methods and results underpinning the data used in this tool have been peer-reviewed. Please cite the following scientific journal article if using these results publicly:
Fanning, A.L., O’Neill, D.W., Hickel, J., and Roux, N. (2022). The social shortfall and ecological overshoot of nations. Nature Sustainability 5(1), pp 26-36. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00799-z. (available to read open-access here).
In this 16-min video, Andrew Fanning (DEAL Research & Data Analysis Lead) introduces research he led on how countries perform with respect to the Doughnut’s social and ecological boundaries, and presents an interactive website where users can explore national Doughnut data and charts for 150 countries.
The video was recorded in September 2023 as part of this series of videos presenting Doughnut Economics concepts and practice. You can access Andrew's presentation online using Google slides, or download the PowerPoint presentation.
Select a country from the dropdown menu below to view its performance relative to the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries and see how it changes over time. You can also see the trajectories of the individual biophysical and social indicators (below the Doughnut), and download the data for the selected country.
For additional information and many more doughnut-inspired data visualisations, or if you would like to download and use the full dataset, please visit this external website hosted by the University of Leeds:
Open the ‘Good Life For All Within Planetary Boundaries’ interactive website
The purpose of this interactive website is to foster and inform public discussion about the meaning of a “good life” and what it could look like in a world that lives within planetary boundaries. This discussion is vital – and urgent – because the results show that no country currently meets basic needs for its residents at a globally sustainable level of resource use.
Here are a few ideas to dive into this interactive website (on your own, in a group, or a classroom):
This tool was created by Andrew Fanning. The National Doughnut Data Explorer shown above is part of an interactive website resulting from a collaboration between Andrew Fanning at DEAL and the University of Leeds, Dan O’Neill at the University of Leeds, Kate Raworth at DEAL, Katherine Trebeck at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, Jason Hickel at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, William Lamb at MCC, Julia Steinberger at the University of Lausanne, Beth Stratford at the University of Leeds, and Nicolas Roux at BOKU Vienna. The time-series national doughnut data visualisations were created by Rafael Gutiérrez Martínez at Codigo Visual and Andrew Fanning. Funding was generously provided by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, Research England’s QR Strategic Priorities Fund, and with additional in-kind contributions from each of the participating institutions listed above.
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