Pooran Desai

A Case Against Globalisation and the Multiple Benefits of Localisation

Bioregional Advantage and Comparative Advantage This is a summary of a chapter in Bioregional Solutions, which was commissioned by The Schumacher Society back in 2003, co-authored by me and Sue Riddlestone, with a foreword by the then HRH Prince Charles. It lays out a case for localisation or Bioregional Advantage, as opposed to Comparative Advantage...

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Pooran Desai

Young Leaders and Joined-Up Government at UK Houses of Parliament

Yesterday at Portcullis House Yesterday, OnePlanet and Rewired Earth were delighted to host an event at Portcullis House, part of our Houses of Parliament. We were privileged to create an opportunity for Young Leaders who created the UK Government Climate Action Manifesto to share their recommendations, based on analysis of UK local government climate plans...

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Pooran Desai
Campaign for Joined-Up Government

Big idea 2024: our campaign for Joined-Up Government

We are excited to share our Big Idea for 2024! COP28 is behind us and the focus now needs to move from negotiation to implementation.  As part of our contribution around COP, we were inspired by the work of our Young Leaders in systems-mapping UK local government climate plans, our intergenerational event on 12th December...

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Pooran Desai
Social inclusion - One Planet Living - oneplanet.com

Why we need you now: Systems thinking and lessons from neuroscience

In a blog I posted back in January 2020 entitled New Reality, New Thinking, New Tools where I wrote about how understanding interconnectedness is at the heart of the new thinking we need to tackle the complex, interconnected problems we face today. I have worked in sustainability for over thirty years as a social entrepreneur and consultant as...

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Pooran Desai
Covid19

COVID-19 underscores the role of Housing Associations in the health of people and planet

It was a pleasure to work with Dr Jose Siri of the Wellcome Trust to write this article on the unique opportunity and responsibility that Housing Associations have in delivering health for people and planet. We call on Housing Associations to take up the challenge as we rebuild better.

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Pooran Desai
Zero carbon homes

Why we must not introduce a Zero Carbon Buildings Policy…

We must push for an accelerated Zero Carbon Energy Strategy. A Zero Carbon Buildings Policy is well-intentioned but misguided.

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