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Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: Big Society Capital, policy evidence plans, environment guidance for business, sustainable fisheries, EU action on climate change, funding environmental projects.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a new programme, The Circular Economy 100 (CE100), to help businesses aspiring to transition to a circular economy model, in which resources circulate or re-enter the biosphere safely.
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has pledged UK support to the Tropical Forests Alliance 2020, a partnership set up by the Consumer Goods Forum and the US Government to tackle deforestation.
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2013 have recognised nine businesses for their outstanding achievement in sustainable development, defined as any activity which ‘ensures a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come’.
The independent Ecosystem Markets Task Force argues for a new approach to business and nature, integrating the real value of nature into business thinking to maximise opportunities and manage future risks.
Zero waste events: a 2020 vision, a new roadmap initiative for the event industry from WRAP, aims to ensure that UK events are sending no waste to landfill by the end of the decade, following the example of London 2012.
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.
4 to 10 March 2013, across the UK: Climate Week, Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, aims to inspire a new wave of action to create a sustainable future with over 3,000 events planned.
Online events in February from 2degrees: low carbon technology, climate corps, leading by example, supply chain engagement, solar power, energy data for behaviour change, sustainability strategy, recycling engagement.
After 2011's review of small-scale innovation for a green economy, a new edition of WWF's Green Game-changers report highlights examples of innovation for sustainability in big business.