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One Planet Living Framework

The One Planet Living Framework was developed together with Bioregional and WWF and comprises ten simple principles underpinned with detailed sustainability goals and guidance. The framework aims to achieve a vision of a world where everyone, everywhere lives healthy, happy lives within the limits of the planet – leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.

About the framework:

  • It puts people first – it’s grounded in the reality of how people live their lives rather than box-ticking
  • It’s holistic – nothing will drop through the gaps with the 10 principles
  • It’s about true sustainability – there’s no greenwashing
  • It reaches hearts as well as minds – One Planet Living is used to inspire people across the world to get involved in sustainable change.
  • It supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals – a set of 17 global aspirations set by all United Nations member states in 2015.
OnePlanet Living Framework

10 One Planet Living Framework Principles

1. Health & Happiness - One Planet Principles

Health and happiness
Encouraging active, social, meaningful lives to promote good health and wellbeing

2. Equity & Local Economy - One Planet Principles

Equity and local economy
Creating safe, equitable places to live and work which support local prosperity and international fair trade

3. Culture & Community - 10 One Planet Principles
Culture and community

Nurturing local identity and heritage, empowering communities and promoting a culture of sustainable living

4. Land & Nature - 10 One Planet Principles

Land and nature

Protecting and restoring land for the benefit of people and wildlife

5. Sustainable Water - 10 One Planet Principles
Sustainable water

Using water efficiently, protecting local water resources and reducing flooding and drought

6. Local & Sustainable Food - 10 One Planet Principles
Local and sustainable food

Promoting sustainable, humane farming and healthy diets high in local, seasonal organic food and vegetable protein

7. Materials and Pruducts - 10 One Planet Principles
Materials and products

Using materials from sustainable sources and promoting products that help people reduce consumption

8. Transport and Travel - 10 One Planet Principles

Travel and transport
Reducing the need to travel, encouraging walking, cycling and low carbon transport

9. Zero Waste - 10 One Planet Principles

Zero waste

Reducing consumption, reusing and recycling to achieve zero waste and zero pollution

10. Zero Carbon Energy - 10 One Planet Principles

Zero carbon energy

Making buildings and manufacturing energy-efficient and supplying all energy with renewables

One Planet Living Framework Lens and Filters

Within the OnePlanet platform users are able to filter any of the 10 One Planet Principles.

You’re also able to switch from the One Planet Living Framework lens to any other lens that has been applied to your Workspace.