One Planet Living a framework to deliver an aspirational lifestyle for nine billion people within the carrying capacity of the planet.
Description/achievement of initiative

One Planet Living in various communities across the globe. One planet living is a practical implementation framework of holistic environmental and societal principles based on sustainable consumption and sustainable development.

Implementation methodologies

Commitment 1. We commit to work with five countries and stakeholders to pilot the one planet living approaches at a national level to draw out lessons for the proposed Sustainable Development Goals and the post 2015 Sustainable Development framework. We have been discussing this idea with governments including, but of course governments have to wait to see the outcomes. We do not have the resources for this, but will fund raise for it.

Commitment 2. To work with the local community in Rio to enable an aspirational one planet lifestyle in poorer communities by 2015

Commitment 3 BioRegional and our partners commit to enable the One Planet Living approach and framework to be more widely used and available through communications, e-learning, and training 10,000 people by 2015. OPL has been put forward for the 10YFP on SCP.


BioRegional and partners are working together to implement One Planet Living. Partners include: Kingfisher Plc
China Merchants Property Development Ltd
London Borough of Sutton
Middlesbrough City Council
City of Brighton and Hove
Codding Enterprises
Deliverable Date
10,000 people trained to use the One Planet Living approach and framework by 2015. 2015
One Planet LIving plan implemented in low income community in Rio 2015
Five countries have piloted national One Planet Plans 2015
Fully establish e-learning and training package open source wiki by June 2013 2013
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Other, please specify We have already invested USD160,000 to develop a beta version of training programme
Other, please specify We will work work to secure USD1.6 million during 2012-13 to deliver ten year framework
Financing (in USD) $1,600,000

  • Location: Global, including London, Brighton, Middlesbrough, Bicester in the UK, across Europe, China, USA,
  • Date of completion: 2015
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Sue Riddlestone, CEO and Co-Founder,

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