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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 →

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 →

New! Online courses in One Planet Development

Our weekend workshops are currently on hold pending the Covid-19 crisis. BUT we are now offering online workshops for individuals and groups, conducted by Skype and email. These cover the same material as a weekend workshop (see below). Participants receive… 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 →

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 →

Quick guide to Wales’ Well-Being of Future Generations Act

Wales is pioneering a route to a ‘one planet’ country with this legislation. The following is a much compressed summary of the case study in the forthcoming book One Planet Cities. Download a PDF of this article here: Wales Future… Continue Reading →

How to define a ‘One Planet’ City

In the first of a series of posts revealing extracts up to the publication of the important new book, ‘One Planet’ Cities, here are two new pages on this website: Six steps to a one planet city Chapter summaries from… Continue Reading →

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