- Date: 15 Jun 2012
- Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm
- Organizer: BioRegional Development Group
- Theme: Sustainable consumption and production
- Perspective: Global
- Language: english
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Report from the BioRegional One Planet Living SD-learning workshop, June 15th
One Planet Living: a practical framework for achieving sustainable consumption and production
SummaryOne Planet Living is a sustainable development and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) framework and tool developed from the practical experience of BioRegional and our partners.
It is a people centred approach based on equity, ecological and carbon footprint, clean production and ten principles that cover environmental, social and economic aspects that include carbon, food, equity, local economy, health and happiness.
Originally designed for planning sustainable communities in 2002, One Planet Living has been found to be scale-able and adaptable to different sectors and audiences including London 2012 Olympics, home retail store customers and products, local authorities, cities and individuals. The framework is now being used in 11 countries- Australia, Canada, China, France, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, UK, UAE and USA- by organisations which employ 80,000 people and have annual revenues of $25 billion. It has also been used by sustainable communities which reach a development value of $30 billion and a free online toolkit has been downloaded in 51 countries to date.
This session will provide basic training so that participants will be able to use the One Planet Living framework and be supported by an on-line knowledge sharing network, One Planet Open Source.
IntroductionWe are consuming too many resources on the planet globally while many do not have enough. If everyone in the world lived the global middle class lifestyle that everyone aspires to, then we would need three planets to support us. That?s why we need One Planet Living, a positive, appealing and easy to understand vision of a world in which we live happy, healthy lives within the natural limits of the planet, wherever we live in the world, and leave sufficient space for wildlife and wilderness.
This is a people centred approach based on equity, ecological and carbon footprint, clean production and ten principles for achieving sustainability:
1. Zero carbon
2. Zero waste
3. Sustainable transport
4. Sustainable materials
5. Local and sustainable food
6. Sustainable water
7. Land and wildlife
8. Culture and heritage
9. Equity and local economy
10. Health and happiness
10 One Planet Living principles
This session will provide basic training so that participants will be able to use the One Planet Living framework at different scales and be supported by an on-line knowledge sharing network, One Planet Open Source.
ObjectiveThe Objectives of the course are that participants will
1. Develop a clear and basic understanding of the One Planet Living tool and how they can use it in a variety of scenarios.
2. Understand how these approaches could be used for the development of national or local plans, and how plans can link to a sustainable development framework.
3. Develop a better understanding of Sustainable Consumption and Production from a citizens and sustainable lifestyles perspective.
ProgrammeThis will be an interactive, facilitated session, therefore participation will be limited to 100 people.
The main session and report back will be in English, but table groups can be conducted in Spanish, Portugese and Mandarin Chinese subject to sufficient numbers of participants. An introductory briefing in these languages will be available for non-English speakers.
1. Welcome and ice breaker (10 minutes)
Introduction to the basic principles of One Planet Living and sharing experiences of One Planet Living partnerships involving NGO?s, businesses and local authorities and the approaches, tools used and some of the outcomes.
3. Group work
The aim of the group work be to develop simple action plans to achieve One Planet Living in different scenarios.
Participants will form 10 groups of up to 10 people, each with a trained facilitator who is experienced in the use of the One Planet Living approach.
Table groups will be given handouts of a case study project brief for which they will produce a One Planet action plan using the 10 principles.
Table group case study project options will be divided as follows, with 2 tables taking each theme but for different geographical locations:
a) Multi-national home improvement retailer creating new products and services
b) Shop owner of a high street convenience store, considering own operations and customer offering
c) National policies to enable businesses to implement sustainability
d) White goods manufacturer considering manufacturing and customer offering
e) Supermarket retailer considering own operations and customer offering
4. Report back and discussion (45 minutes)
Each of the 10 groups will share the key learnings and outcomes from their group discussion in plenary.
5. Closing comments (5 minutes)
MethodWe will use powerpoint presentation with case studies to introduce the session and handouts.
Then group work with handouts and case studies using flip charts, post it notes and reporting back in a facilitated session.
ImpactThe intended impact is that participants
1. Develop a clear and basic understanding of the one planet living tool and how they can use it in a variety of scenarios.
2. Understand how these approaches could be used for the development of National or local plans and how plans can link to a sustainable development framework
3. Develop a better understanding of Sustainable Consumption and Production from the citizens and sustainable lifestyles perspective.
4. Take it away and use it!
Sue Riddlestone (BioRegional Development Group)
Pooran Desai (BioRegional Development Group)
Freya Seath (BioRegional Development Group)
Juan Pablo Valdes (Imbera)
Onofre Costilla and Ana Gaby Gómez (Imbera)
Simon McWhirter (Hab Housing)