One Planet City

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Brighton & Hove is the world’s first designated One Planet City. The city’s Sustainability Action Plan received accreditation from sustainable development charity BioRegional in 2013, for its plans to enable residents to live well within a fairer share of the earth’s resources.

The One Planet approach aims to create a future where it’s easy, attractive and affordable for all of us to lead happy and healthy lives, using a fair share of the earth’s resources.

Our partners in the city are working with us to shape our One Planet City. Together we can boost the local economy, become more resistant to price hikes in energy, fuel and food, and foster a more equal and healthy city.

The City Sustainability Action Plan [PDF 679kb] outlines how we will use the One Planet approach to meet two of the council’s key priorities - creating a more sustainable city and modernising the council.

We are using ten One Planet Principles of sustainability as a framework for a simple way to plan, deliver, communicate and mainstream sustainable development and a sustainable economy.

Background and key links

The City Sustainability Action Plan 2015-17 for the city and council was unanimously approved by councillors at the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee on 13 October 2015.


The council pledged to continue the implementation of our City Sustainability Action Plan for the council and the city, in its Corporate Plan for 2015-19 [PDF 2.35mb].

The council's Climate Change Strategy concentrates on reducing the city's carbon dioxide emissions. This has to be a priority as they account for nearly half the city’s ecological footprint.

BioRegional's One Planet Regions programme [PDF 812kb]

Report on the benefits to Brighton & Hove of endorsement as a One Planet City [PDF 15kb]