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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 →

How we can spend our way to a better world through green jobs

The global call to turn the tragedy of the pandemic into an opportunity for a better world is growing. But what does it mean? Last week, British Green MP Caroline Lucas said we need to “dream big and bold”. She… Continue Reading →

Message for Earth Day 2020: We have an unprecedented opportunity to create a “one planet” world

On April 22 as we celebrate 50 years since the first Earth Day let’s pause to consider how much worse condition the planet is in than it was in 1970. Then, we hadn’t even crossed the limit (in 1972) of… Continue Reading →

How investing in the green economy is the best way to post-covid-19 economic recovery

A climate-change conscious post-Covid-19 economic stimulus will deliver recovery faster – it did last time Covid-19 has changed the rules of the way we live and do business forever. Central banks around the world are trying to limit damage to… Continue Reading →

What do the Covid-19 pandemic and climate emergency have in common?

Caption: They stayed at home. Apologies to L.S. Lowry’s painting ‘The Rush’. With factories shut, the air is cleaner. The Covid-19 pandemic and climate change are both worldwide emergencies and remind us we are all sharing one planet, dependent so… Continue Reading →

How to fast track sustainability in Wales

The Commissioner’s role At present the Wales Future Generations Commissioner’s Office concentrates too much on the social and not enough on the ecological. Not that the former is unimportant, but it depends upon the latter. It should concentrate its fire… Continue Reading →

2020’s solution to the climate and extinction crises

For climate action it’s been the best of years and the worst of years. The best because of the mass mobilisation around the world triggered by Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion. The worst because emissions have kept stubbornly rising and… Continue Reading →

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