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Archive news and features from SD Scene (up until 7th March 2014)

Second annual State of Natural Capital report »

The Natural Capital Committee, established to give independent advice to Government on the state of England's natural capital, is due to publish its second annual State of Natural Capital Report in March.

News round-up: fishing policy, climate change, Green Deal, biomass »

Sustainable development news from government: new Common Fishing Policy; UK responds to EU on climate change; more Green Deal cashback available; Ed Davey opens biomass generator at Drax.

Food City Region: Cultivating Planning »

Bristol, 6 May 2014. The Food City Region: Cultivating Planning conference will address the issues of city growth, new development and how planning policy and action can support a sustainable and resilient food system.

2014 SEED Awards for enterprises contributing towards sustainable development »

The SEED Initiative has launched the 2014 SEED Awards supporting entrepreneurs for sustainable development, seeking entries from innovative start-up entrepreneurs delivering environmental, social and economic benefits.

Health round-up: new sustainable development strategy, sustainability in the NHS and Public Health England, extreme weather advice »

News on sustainable development in health and social care: new Sustainable Development Strategy; NHS carbon footprint; mapping NHS sustainability; sustainability in Public Health England; Equinox advice on extreme weather.

Love Your Clothes »

The Love Your Clothes campaign aims to raise awareness of the value of clothes and help us make the most of the clothes we buy, use and dispose of, helping meet the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan targets.

Priority actions for England’s most threatened species »

Natural England's Biodiversity 2020 programme has published a landmark resource to help protect and enhance England's most vulnerable and threatened species, setting out what needs to be done to help them recover.

London Leader launches London’s first underground farm »

Steven Dring, one of this year's London Sustainable Development Commission London Leaders has launched an underground farm in a disused tunnel network beneath the London Underground.

Survey for completion about Defra’s Sustainable Development Indicators (SDIs) »

Defra's Sustainable Development Statistics team would like your feedback on the Sustainable Development Indicators (SDIs).

Action based research for sustainable living »

Defra is working on a programme of Action Based Research projects, using a combination of research, participation and action to tackle particular policy problems and provide valuable case studies of innovative models for sustainable business.