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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 →

It’s Earth Overshoot Day: here’s how to #movethedate

Today, July 29, is the date in 2019 on which humanity’s consumption of natural resources exceeds the planet’s ability to provide it. Earth Overshoot Day is calculated by our partners the Global Footprint Network as if, at the beginning of… Continue Reading →

University of Wales Trinity Saint David launches ‘One Planet’ Governance Post-graduate Certificate

In collaboration with David Thorpe, author and co-founder of the One Planet Council, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is delighted to launch a new post-graduate certificate in ‘One Planet’ governance. The PGCert One Planet Governance programme, the first… Continue Reading →

How cities can adopt the ‘One Planet’ City framework

How can the essential needs of the growing human population be met without breaking the Earth’s already-stretched life-support system? This is the question I set myself to answer with my new book, ‘One Planet’ Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits…. Continue Reading →

Jobs opportunity: ‘one planet’ support workers!

Interested in saving the world?! I need help in my work towards a world where everyone can live a ‘one planet’ life. Reducing our ecological footprint to ‘one planet’ is the solution to the crisis highlighted by Extinction Rebellion and… Continue Reading →

The campaign for ‘one planet’ communities starts here.

From the middle of May next month when ‘One Planet’ Cities is launched, a campaign will start to persuade cities, towns and communities to declare #oneplanet status that allows them to plan & track a path into the safe and… Continue Reading →

Next weekend workshop in One Planet Development

The next workshop on One Planet Development is over the weekend of July 6-7 2019. It will cover the same ground as in the post below although the dates are different in this: Weather permitting, there will be a site… Continue Reading →

Launching a Post-graduate Certificate in ‘One Planet’ Governance

I’m pleased to announce a world first, a Post-Graduate Certificate in ‘one planet’ governance to train the next generation of civic and business leaders in conducting administration within planetary boundaries. It can be taken online and in person and will… Continue Reading →

New workshop 22 February 2019

There will be a one day OPD training session on February 22 in East Carmarthenshire. Five people are already signed up. There is space for five more. Would anyone else also be interested? Book via hello@davidthorpe.info Cost is £35 each…. 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 →

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