Humanity faces the challenge of how to achieve a high quality of life for over 7 billion people without destabilizing critical planetary processes. Physical needs such as nutrition, sanitation, access to electricity and the elimination of extreme poverty could likely be met for all people without transgressing planetary boundaries. More
Ecological Footprinting analysis shows that if everyone in the world lived like a European then we would need 4 planets to sustain us. If we all lived the average American lifestyle, we’d need five planets to sustain us.
One Planet Living® is an initiative based on 10 guiding principles of sustainability developed by BioRegional and WWF. The framework aims to make sustainable living easy and affordable for all.