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Introducing The One Planet Standard

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The marketing director of a famous Welsh brand of bottled water said to us recently: “We know we ought to do something about the climate emergency but we just don’t know what.” Many organisations feel the same. This is why… Continue Reading →

Green is the new black: Beauty must be redefined to help save the planet

No more concrete. No more utilitarian, ugly spaces. The need to build back better, to bring nature to people, to revolutionise our relationship with nature, has been made crystal clear by the pandemic. So urban design needs to change. Architecture… Continue Reading →

How to influence behaviour change to save the planet

What are the common-sense solutions to our climate and nature crises? In this guest post from geographer and energy specialist Neil Kitching (above), author of the new book Carbon Choices, Neil considers a few tips on how to influence behaviour… Continue Reading →

We welcome landmark Dasgupta Review that puts humanity’s ecological footprint at the heart of economics

The One Planet Centre CIC welcomes the recent landmark Dasgupta Review that puts humanity’s ecological footprint and its relation to planetary boundaries at the heart of economics. The One Planet Centre, which offers strategies for reducing ecological footprints, has been… Continue Reading →

Can Microsoft and Musk make carbon storage save the planet? Here’s the maths:

Microsoft has announced it is to use Climeworks’ carbon dioxide removal technology to help it achieve negative emissions by 2030, and to remove the company’s historic emissions by 2050. And Elon Musk has offered $100 million prize for the best… Continue Reading →

What will you pledge for the planet for 2021?

As we look to 2021, let’s celebrate what we’ve learnt during the pandemic and vow to build on it: We’re certain of the vital importance of nature to our very survival. We’ve seen countless acts of selflessness and learnt the… Continue Reading →

The circular economy is a baby step towards a regenerative economy. Only this will save capitalism.

We are in increasing ecological debt. A circular economy might help stop the debt worsening but only a regenerative economy that gets us to within planetary boundaries will repay that debt and return us to credit. Limitations of the circular… Continue Reading →

Four things wrong with the Well-Being of Future Generations Act – and how to rectify them

Five years after it became law, and as a similar bill is passing through the English Parliament, we are beginning to see where this trailblazing legislation is failing expectations. The Welsh Well-Being of Future Generations Act was passed in 2015 to… Continue Reading →

First call for grant applications under new Swansea ‘one planet’ vision

The first funding rounds for ‘one planet’ projects in rural Swansea under the Rural Development Programme’s new ‘one planet’ strategy, as developed by the One Planet Centre have been announced. 1. Community groups and social enterprises are invited to initiate… Continue Reading →

UK’s first local authority “One Planet” strategy adopted

The One Planet Centre is pleased to announce that it has provided the first One Planet ‘Local Delivery Strategy’ (LDS) for a local authority in the UK. We worked with the Local Action Group which manages the Rural Development Programme… Continue Reading →

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