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Who are we?

We are a group of Mexicans interested in creating transitions in Mexico City for a more sustainable future, based on the theory of the Donut Economy designed by Kate Raworth. The Tricolor Coalition is an organization where we come together to talk and find projects and synergies between important actors within the city in different sectors. La Doña Chilanga is the first objective and project of the coalition where we are building a visual model of the most representative indicators and ranges of sustainability in Mexico City. Right now, we are primarily focusing on the Water-Energy-Food nexus.

About Doughnut Economics

The theory of Doughnut Economics is a new economic proposal created by Kate Raworth, which seeks to respond to the new challenges of the 21st century. It has a clear goal: "to find a safe and fair space for humanity", which it visually displays in the form of a donut.

In order to get there, she proposes seven principles:

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Other doughnuts around the world

One of the characteristics for which we decided to develop this project is its practical potential. Kate Raworth's previous economic proposal has not been limited to abstract ideas. For about 5 years, different "doughnuts" have been created around the world that show what are the sustainable challenges facing each society.


The first doughnut ever made was by Kate Raworth. She showed that the indicators that could guide us towards the objective of this safe space for humanity were two: the Sustainable Development Goals as a social base, and the Planetary Limits as an environmental ceiling.

Subsequently, this international doughnut was also sought to scale in other contexts. This generated that today doughnuts have already been created at the regional level, at the national level, at the local level, and even at the neighborhood level. These doughnut visions were found to attract interest from different groups. Therefore, they decided to create Coalitions around the world that would promote this vision of the doughnut and actions to achieve this safe and fair space for humanity.

Currently, the largest number of these Coalitions has been carried out at the urban level. The first example of this type of Coalition and use of the doughnut in practice has been attributed to the
Amsterdam Coalition.

Content Recommendations

If you are interested in learning more about the Doughbut Economics, we recommend you review this content: 
-Informative Video on the Economy of the Doughnut:
-Online course on Doughnut Economics:
-Economics Book:
-Articles on the Doughnut Economy, and on sustainability based on systemic thinking:

About: Services

The Tricolor Coalition and the Dona Chilanga

What distinguishes us?

-To be a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue for different agents of change and sectors interested in the sustainable transitions of Mexico City. 

- Have a common language to reach an agreement: a sustainable proposal under the ideas of the doughnut economy.  

- We are part of the international network of Doughnut Economics coalitions, but with content for Mexico City. (

- We are a network of professionals interested in the urban sustainability of CDMX.

Our Current Focus: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Within this Coalition we seek to generate results and solutions. Therefore, within the variety of sustainable problems that exist in Mexico City, we decided to focus on three sectors for this first year: water-energy-food (

These three sectors are in charge of resources that are basic as social needs, but are also part of cycles directly related to a healthy environment. In addition, it has been recognized that these three sectors already have proven synergies. Therefore, by finding the key shared elements for sustainable transitions, greater impact can be created (

What have we been doing?


During the first year we made a diagnosis of the vision of sustainable transition for decision makers in Mexico City, analyzing "the system." For this we conducted 30 interviews, 1 survey and 4 focus groups with around 150 decision makers from government, companies, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and academia.


In a participatory way, we seek to understand three points:

a) who are the agents of sustainable change in Mexico City

b) what were the sustainable problems of Mexico City (with a focus on the Water-Energy sectors)

c) what is the perception of the actors about the priorities to be addressed and the available solutions.


In addition, we began to disseminate information about sustainability in Mexico City through courses and workshops. We participated in 3 international conferences and a international panel as part of Circular Economy Week.


More info:Conference on Critical Studies on Science, Technology and Society


Starting in 2022, we have specified the way in which we can support our network, through two projects: The Dona Chilanga, and the projectDrop by drop.


In these projects we worked to generate a visualization of the vision of the decision makers for the dissemination of this information to the public, and we worked on the realization of the first collaborative project aligned with the results of our analysis that showed that the "Rain Capture" It has high scaling potential to promote sustainable transitions in CDMX.


We registered as a Civil Society!


Welcome to 2024. We continue working to achieve a more sustainable CDMX.


Ecatepec, Mexico City - Michel Nader

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