The Expert Panel

The role of the Expert Panel is to ensure that the ‘planet with a heart’ logo remains, and is increasingly recognised as, a symbol of truly exemplary commitment to, and leadership in, sustainability.

To achieve this role the Expert Panel is asked to inspire excellence in the initiative by:

  • positively supporting the direction and enhancing the performance of endorsed projects and partners in the implementation of their Action Plan commitments;
  • ensuring that the initiative’s processes and the Common International Targets are responsive to industry best practice, the demands of climate science, and the challenges of practical delivery;
    and
  • acting as a public ambassador for the initiative.

While the 10 One Planet principles are freely available to anyone who wishes to use them, BioRegional also endorses, and grants use of the ‘planet with a heart’ logo, to recognised partners and projects. Endorsed partners and projects are those that develop a One Planet Action Plan detailing a commitment to meeting our Common International Targets for each of the 10 Principles. These targets must be met by a given date, accompanied by a willingness to review progress annually, against a timeline agreed with BioRegional and backed by scientific evidence.

The role of the Expert Panel is to ensure that the ‘planet with a heart’ logo remains, and is increasingly recognised as, a symbol of truly exemplary commitment to, and leadership in, sustainability.

In order for the ‘planet with a heart logo’ to be recognised as a symbol of the highest level of commitment to One Planet Living it is vital that the processes and technical standards used to determine endorsed status – and the quality of the Action Plans that BioRegional subsequently endorses – remain at the forefront of best practice and the sustainability agenda.

It is for this reason we convene the Expert Panel, to draw on their knowledge and experience in order to maintain and enhance the quality of the One Planet initiative.

To find out about the members of the Expert Panel visit the biographies page of this site.