Barbara Trachte

Barbara Trachte is a member of Ecolo. Since 2019, she is Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Economic Transition and Scientific Research (competences delegated by Minister Alain Maron), and Minister-President of the Board of the French Community Commission (COCOF), responsible for Health Promotion, Budget, Family and Public Service.

Articles

24.01.2023
“We shouldn’t be afraid of involving businesses”: Doughnut Economics in Brussels

Kate Raworth’s doughnut model is an economic theory designed to easily and intelligibly assess an economy’s sustainability. Visually represented in the shape of a doughnut, it combines the concepts of planetary boundaries and minimum social standards to measure economic performance. Major European cities such as Amsterdam, Geneva and Brussels, have adopted the doughnut model to guide their green transitions. Barbara Trachte, secretary of state of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Economic Transition and Scientific Research, explains how Brussels is using the the model to set a new direction for the city region’s economy.

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