Archive for 'Civil Society'
Anna Coote discusses the prevention of social, environmental and economic harm through policy-making and practice - the subject of the recent series of Prevention Papers commissioned by nef.
Waste Watch's first set of social outcomes from across its 2012 work programme demonstrates how the environmentally focused projects have additionally enabled benefits to the wellbeing of people taking part.
The Sharing Economy: An overview with special focus on Peer-to-Peer lending is a new report from market research companies Op Opinion and Marke2ing, investigating the future of the emerging ‘collaborative consumption’ business model.
Hannah Kyrke-Smith, policy adviser at Green Alliance, describes the findings of Towering Ambitions, a recent report exploring the difficulties and opportunities for a transformation of high rise housing into sustainable homes.
Working towards aims of the National Adaptation Programme's health and wellbeing theme, Defra is supporting work across the country to build resilient communities and reduce the impacts of climate change on the socially vulnerable.
Catherine Max describes Equinox's innovative climate harm reduction project to work with mental health and substance misuse service users to build resilience to climate change, contributing to the National Adaptation Programme.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has explored local approaches to climate change across the UK, to find out how far social justice is being considered, and makes policy and practice recommendations for socially just local responses.
In an extract from Defra’s recent Getting the Message Across, a case study of Brockweir and Hewelsfield Community Owned Shop illustrates how a community can ensure provision of a vital service while inspiring sustainable living.
The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development is leading a process to develop a people’s manifesto to ensure that democracy is properly equipped to deliver sustainable development outcomes.
Juliet Michaelson of nef considers the findings of the latest Happy Planet Index in the context of discussion of alternative approaches to measuring economies at the forthcoming Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.