Where to go for advice
Most public sector organisations have a sustainable development or environmental management team that will be the best source of specifc advice for the organisation you work at or are interested in.
Here you will be able to find out about their vision and strategy for sustainable development as well as the initaitves that help meet carbon reduction and other commitments. The NHS Sustainable Development Unit is an example of a leading public sector sustainable development initiative.
If you are responsible for setting up your organisations sustainable development policies, or are interested in what more your organisation could be doing, the following Government and other organisations can provide advice and ideas:
- Government Buying Standards: guidance for government and public sector buyers to purchase sustainably;
- Defra: guidance to policy makers on sustainable development impact assessments;
- info4local: information to guide local authorities on the environment, social issues and more;
- Place Spotlight: supporting the local investment planning process and helping local authorities to identify ways to improve their delivery of great places;
- Local Government Improvement and Development: best practice in environmental sustainability and climate change;
- Forum for future: working with leaders from the public sector to create a green, fair and prosperous world
- Energy Saving Trust: guidance to the public sector on reducing energy consumption;
- Sustainable Development Commission: information, inspiration and support for putting sustainable development at the heart of government operations;
Page last modified: 28 February, 2011