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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 →

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 →

How Amsterdam and other cities are adopting a new model to support their citizens and the planet

Last month Amsterdam became one of the first cities in the world to adopt the “doughnut economics model” as a means to help it become genuinely socially and ecologically sustainable. Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon are amongst other cities following suit…. 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 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 →

Learn how to live the most demonstrably sustainable life in the UK

In two upcoming workshops, learn how to apply for planning permission to build a zero carbon home and run a sustainable business in Wales. Like others already doing so already you would be living the most demonstrably sustainable life in… Continue Reading →

What you can do in 2020 to tackle climate change!

25 ways to reduce your carbon and ecological footprint You’ve heard about the climate and extinction crises. You probably want to do something in your own life. Here at the One Planet Centre we’ve been working on the most effective… 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 →

The ‘one planet’ solution to declaring climate emergency

Cities and countries are declaring a climate emergency. But what should they do next? Here’s the perfect answer. The carbon footprint is included in the ecological footprint – which covers everything that is produced and consumed and the ability of… Continue Reading →

A new ‘one planet’ Local Development Strategy for Swansea

We at the Centre for One Planet Living are pleased to have been engaged to rewrite the Local Development Strategy for Swansea’s Rural Development Programme’s Local Action Group. The new strategy will focus its efforts on supporting the area to… Continue Reading →

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