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COP26 example: first UK council commits to One Planet Standard!

SWANSEA COUNCIL ANNOUNCE PILOT AS NEW ONE PLANET STANDARD LAUNCHES In perfect timing for COP26, the One Planet Standard was launched on August 28 2021 in collaboration with the Good Governance Institute at the Festival of Good Governance using the… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Manifesto for a ‘one planet’ recovery stimulus

The One Planet Centre is calling for a genuinely sustainable post-pandemic recovery package. We believe this should be aligned with the goal of maximising well-being for all within planetary boundaries. Citizens have endured so much, and we have learnt so… Continue Reading →

The Just Transition: how the EU is using post-Covid investment to aim at 1.5C

Europe’s €540 billion recovery package is aimed at realising the Green Deal and a Just Transition Every nation – such as the UK – would do well to emulate this approach. Here’s how it works: “The Green Deal is at… Continue Reading →

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