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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 →

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 →

Post-graduate course: learn how local and national government can save the planet

If you ever wondered how local or national government can save the planet, you need to do this online-only course from next October, and learn from a critique of Wales’ Well-being of Future Generation Act and examples from all over… 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 →

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 →

Come to the launch of the One Planet Cardiff campaign

I’m excited to invite you to the launch of the ‘One Planet’ Cardiff campaign – a solution to the climate and extinction emergencies using the Welsh Well-Being of Future Generations Act. Things are really taking off. A successful campaign has already… Continue Reading →

Why local procurement is key to a brighter, more hopeful future

Local procurement is key to a brighter, more hopeful future, and the reduction of carbon and ecological footprints. Here’s why: Firstly, the science says we have eight years to stop greenhouse gas emissions. Business models have to adapt to reflect… Continue Reading →

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