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Come to the launch of the One Planet Cardiff campaign

I’m excited to invite you to the launch of the ‘One Planet’ Cardiff campaign – a solution to the climate and extinction emergencies using the Welsh Well-Being of Future Generations Act. Things are really taking off. A successful campaign has already… 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 →

New workshop 22 February 2019

There will be a one day OPD training session on February 22 in East Carmarthenshire. Five people are already signed up. There is space for five more. Would anyone else also be interested? Book via hello@davidthorpe.info Cost is £35 each…. Continue Reading →

Make loving the planet your 2019 resolution

We are sleepwalking into a deadly future where millions of people will die and millions more suffer terribly, and we are being led by politicians who neither understand nor care about this. Leaders are supposed to know where they are… 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!

Community Land Trust workshop

Community Land Trusts are a popular way for groups of people to develop co-housing projects. Calon Cymru Network, a client of ours, is hosting a workshop this Sunday on this topic, led by Ian Crawley of the Community Land Trust… Continue Reading →

Designing a one planet settlement – for architecture students

Architect Mark Waghorn have just finished helping out with a 2nd year architecture students’ project about designing a one planet settlement on the edge of a real town, for the School of Architecture students at Swansea’s branch of the University… Continue Reading →

Feeding future cities within the limits to growth

By the end of the century there will be about 11.2 billion human beings on the planet, around 70-80% of whom may well be living in cities. How will we feed them without destroying our life-support system? What should be… Continue Reading →

A ‘One Planet’ neighbourhood in Wales

A pioneering study has begun in a part of Wales, UK, aimed at pointing the way towards ‘One Planet’ neighbourhoods. One of the instigators is ‘The One Planet Life’ author David Thorpe, in his capacity as an Administrator of Calon… Continue Reading →

What is One Planet Development in Wales?

Above: the One Planet Council 2015 annual gathering The Welsh Government has a unique policy to support One Planet Development. Here is how it works: Through Technical Advice Note 6 (TAN 6) and Planning Policy Wales (PPW) it sets out… Continue Reading →

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