Archive for 'Caroline Spelman'
The second of our occasional series of views from the Environmental Audit Committee describes its continued scrutiny of the Government's progress on sustainable development and environmental policy.
A round-up of London 2012 sustainability news: sustainability at the heart of London 2012; UN praise; encouraging walkers and cyclists; on track for 20% carbon reduction; pedestrians light walkway; inspiring community projects.
Defra is developing a new set of sustainable development indicators to meet commitments to transparency and sustainable development, and invites stakeholders to contribute to its consultation, open until 15 October 2012.
The One Planet Centre, now open in the London 2012 Athletes Village, will encourage athletes to make sustainability pledges and champion sustainable behaviours in their communities.
An agreement between ministers and local government will help adapt the country to climate change and increase the resilience of homes, roads and parks to the effects of climate change.
The Rio+20 conference resulted in agreement of a final outcome text, The Future We Want, renewing international commitment to sustainable development and reaffirming the principles of the 1992 Rio declaration.
Continuing her daily diary from the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Caroline Spelman describes the completion of a draft agreement and the arrival of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg for the final negotiations.
Caroline Spelman is in Rio for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, 20 years after the Rio Earth Summit and 40 years on from the Stockholm Conference of 1972; throughout the week she is providing a daily diary.
Preparations for Rio+20 and the UK's ambitions to secure agreement on sustainable development goals, GDP+ proposals to embed natural capital into national accounts, and a global framework for corporate sustainability reporting.
News round-up: Natural Capital Committee, NEA’s international impact, investment in green infrastructure… »
Recent news: Natural Capital Committee chair, NEA's international impact, plastics re-processing, green infrastructure investment, new SDC archive, Spelman speech, new chief scientist, fisheries policy, reducing discards.