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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 →

The world’s first ‘One Planet’ course for civic and public governance

In collaboration with David Thorpe, director of the One Planet Centre, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is offering a new Post-Graduate Certificate in ‘One Planet’ Governance. The ‘One Planet’ Governance programme – the first of its kind… 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 →

Jane Davidson becomes a non-executive director of the One Planet Centre

We’re proud to announce that Jane Davidson has agreed to become a non-executive director of the One Planet Centre.   This is especially pertinent because it was Jane, as Wales’ Environment and Sustainability Minister (2007-2011) in the Welsh Assembly Government,… Continue Reading →

Producing more of what we consume locally helps us come clean about carbon emissions

We can’t blame China for burgeoning carbon emissions. We can only tackle climate change if we address the fact that a great proportion of China’s emissions – and other countries’ – come from the fact that we import goods from… 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 →

Swansea Councillors asked to pass motion for ‘One Planet’ Swansea

Swansea Councillors are being asked by members of the ‘One Planet’ Swansea working group to pass a motion declaring that Swansea City become a ‘one planet’ city. The text of the email sent to all councillors reads: I would like… Continue Reading →

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