Common International Targets
The One Planet Communities programme uses a set of Common International Targets against each of the 10 One Planet principles to ensure that our partners’ projects are guided towards a shared end-point by 2020 and to determine what level of performance is required for a development to be endorsed.
In recognition that the solutions for a sustainable future are context specific, the Common International Targets are not intended to be prescriptive but instead provide a guide of how the vision of the One Planet Communities programme can be translated into reality.The targets can be applied flexibly to cope with the unique challenges faced and can be expanded upon to develop more detailed targets for specific countries.
The Common International Targets are supported by a set of guidance notes and position papers, available from BioRegional, which cover the application of these targets in more detail.
Spheres of influence
It is understood that in some cases it may not be possible for our partners to meet certain aspects of the targets because of factors outside their control e.g. government regulation on energy supply. In these instances, BioRegional’s approach is to document the barrier and support the partner in their attempts to overcome it, for example by engaging with government or by disseminating information and securing wider support.
By way of example, the diagram below illustrates where the greenhouse gas emissions of an average UK resident arise from and the influence that different parties have on this footprint. A developer will need to influence and work with all these parties to produce a truly holistic implementation of the Common International Targets.
Breakdown of an average UK carbon footprint and the sectors which have an influence over reduction