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The Government's Forestry and woodlands policy statement sets out a commitment to protect, improve and expand public and private woodlands. Recent projects address the particular threat to ash trees.
Valuing England’s National Parks, a new report from National Parks England, shows the importance of National Parks as thriving rural economies contributing to national prosperity and well-being through their special qualities.
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 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.
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.
Defra is developing a new set of sustainable development indicators to meet the Government’s commitments to transparency and sustainable development. A summary of responses to last year's informal consultation is now available.
The Government’s Rural Statement underlines its commitment to helping Rural England prosper and flourish, setting out Government’s support for rural areas through a broad range of policies across Government departments
New UK commitments will require sourcing of sustainable palm oil by 2015, reducing deforestation and peatland damage, and the resulting impacts of palm oil production on biodiversity, climate change and land rights.
To help schools and hospitals adopt the Government Buying Standards for food and catering services, Defra has published reports on two projects to pilot the standards, alongside other moves to improve school and hospital food.