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A new ‘one planet’ Local Development Strategy for Swansea

We at the Centre for One Planet Living are pleased to have been engaged to rewrite the Local Development Strategy for Swansea’s Rural Development Programme’s Local Action Group. The new strategy will focus its efforts on supporting the area to… Continue Reading →

Why local procurement is key to a brighter, more hopeful future

Local procurement is key to a brighter, more hopeful future, and the reduction of carbon and ecological footprints. Here’s why: Firstly, the science says we have eight years to stop greenhouse gas emissions. Business models have to adapt to reflect… Continue Reading →

It’s Earth Overshoot Day: here’s how to #movethedate

Today, July 29, is the date in 2019 on which humanity’s consumption of natural resources exceeds the planet’s ability to provide it. Earth Overshoot Day is calculated by our partners the Global Footprint Network as if, at the beginning of… Continue Reading →

The campaign for ‘one planet’ communities starts here.

From the middle of May next month when ‘One Planet’ Cities is launched, a campaign will start to persuade cities, towns and communities to declare #oneplanet status that allows them to plan & track a path into the safe and… Continue Reading →

Next weekend workshop in One Planet Development

The next workshop on One Planet Development is over the weekend of July 6-7 2019. It will cover the same ground as in the post below although the dates are different in this: Weather permitting, there will be a site… Continue Reading →

Quick guide to Wales’ Well-Being of Future Generations Act

Wales is pioneering a route to a ‘one planet’ country with this legislation. The following is a much compressed summary of the case study in the forthcoming book One Planet Cities. Download a PDF of this article here: Wales Future… Continue Reading →

Forthcoming book: ‘One Planet’ Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits

I’m thrilled that my important new book, ‘One Planet’ Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits, will be out next May. It addresses the crucial question of how the essential needs of the growing human population can be met without breaking… Continue Reading →

Has the world reached peak ecological footprint?

Humanity’s ecological footprint may have leveled off after decades of consistent increase, according to new data released last week by the Global Footprint Network. Mathis Wackernagel, founder and CEO of Global Footprint Network, speaking in an interview with me from… Continue Reading →

What is one planet living? – Video

What is one planet living? Watch a video of my talk at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience!

How can cities reduce their ecological footprint?

The last post in this series looked at the vital role of ecological footprinting in ensuring that our individual actions are truly sustainable – i.e. within the limits of what the Earth’s resources can provide. This is called ‘one planet’… Continue Reading →

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