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Defra reports on behalf of the Government on achievements towards mainstreaming sustainable development across the operation of its buildings and estates, the goods and services that it buys, and the policies it makes.
The Committee on Climate Change's recent report on the UK’s carbon footprint identifies a growing need to cut imported emissions as well as those produced in the UK, arguing that a global deal could reduce the UK footprint by 70%.
The Natural Capital Committee, giving independent advice to Government and help incorporate natural capital into national and corporate accounting, has published its first annual State of Natural Capital report.
News round-up: fish discards, agroforestry, endangered species, Environment Agency, Natural England »
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: fish discards ban agreed, award for agroforestry project, new endangered species campaign, stakeholder views on Environment Agency and Natural England review.
Transport Minister Norman Baker has launched the Government's new Door to door strategy to improve sustainable transport integration and reduce the barriers to the use of sustainable local transport.
The NHS Sustainable Development Unit is running a consultation and engagement programme on a new Sustainable Development Strategy for the health, public health and social care system to 2020.
Climate Week events provided an opportunity for the MOD to raise awareness about sustainable development and demonstrate its good progress to “green” its operations and procurement and to help combat climate change.
A case study of Northwood Permanent Joint Headquarters, nominated for a Climate Week award, describes its work to drive the MOD’s sustainability agenda of embedding sustainable practices in everything the MOD does.
A new series of sustainable procurement e-learning modules from WRAP aims to help public and private sector professionals realise cost savings by implementing more sustainable practices when procuring goods and services.
Over the last five years Natural England has managed a programme of projects to deliver a natural environment legacy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, supporting the aim to be the most sustainable Games ever.