Across the world, there is grave concern about the future of our planet. The UN’s 17 sustainable development goals provide a framework for how best to preserve and protect our planet, its inhabitants and resources, and we have identified one of these goals – climate change – as our primary focus for encouraging and supporting sustainable living. Harnessing the power of design, we can bring about meaningful change.

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Report / 16/04/2020

Design perspectives: sustainable living

In March 2020 Design Council launched its strategy which set the direction of work for the next four years. It has identified three strategic priorities where the greater use of design could make a significant difference and subsequently benefit...

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Sustainable Living - Is it time to press the reset button? It's time for the dialogue around sustainable living to change – so it is clearer who has the power to reduce social and environmental inequalities. This means understanding the responsibility of governments, private corporations and the financial sector in bringing about meaningful change,... It's time for the dialogue around sustainable living to change

Feature — 07/05/2020

Supporting the transition to a more sustainable future Design Council’s virtual sustainable living roundtable event brought together an influential group of sector leaders and industry experts to share stories of their work and explore how design can support a transition to a more sustainable future. Design Council’s virtual sustainable living roundtable event brought together an influential group of sector leaders and industry experts to

Report — 07/05/2020

Beyond Net Zero: A Systemic Design Approach The Systemic Design Framework, launched by Design Council in April 2021, has been developed to help designers working on major complex challenges that involve people across different disciplines and sectors. It places our people and our planet at the heart of design. The Systemic Design Framework, launched by Design Council in April 2021, has been developed to help designers working on major complex...

Guide — 22/04/2021

Designing for net zero is not ambitious enough warns Design Council Design Council launches new framework enabling designers to respond more effectively to climate crisis and other systemic challenges. Design Council launches new framework enabling designers to respond more effectively to climate crisis and other systemic challenges.

News — 22/04/2021

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