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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 April 27-28 2019. Weather permitting, there will be a site visit to a nearby OPD that is applying for planning permission, plus discussions/views of site options for Wales’… Continue Reading →

Launching a Post-graduate Certificate in ‘One Planet’ Governance

I’m pleased to announce a world first, a Post-Graduate Certificate in ‘one planet’ governance to train the next generation of civic and business leaders in conducting administration within planetary boundaries. It can be taken online and in person and will… 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 →

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 →

How to define a ‘One Planet’ City

In the first of a series of posts revealing extracts up to the publication of the important new book, ‘One Planet’ Cities, here are two new pages on this website: Six steps to a one planet city Chapter summaries from… 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 →

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 →

March 28 talk and discussion, Carmarthen

Thursday March 28, 2pm-4pm. Lecture and discussion on Living within planetary limits by David Thorpe Room TL05, Teaching and Learning Block, Trinity St David’s University of Wales, Carmarthen campus, SA31 3EP. Tel: 01267 676767. Organised by the Business Studies Dept.

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