7 One planet living

If everyone in the world lived a Western lifestyle, three planets would be needed to support the human population. Humanity has to reduce its environmental impact - our Ecological Footprint - by two thirds to a sustainable and globally fair level. This is called 'One Planet Living' and will involve embracing a low carbon economy and drastically reducing our numbers . The changes in behaviour will be as momentous as the previous industrial revolutions. We will need to reinvent the way we live our lives and the way our world works.