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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.
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.
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.
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: progress on Greening Government Commitments, new criterion for sustainable palm oil, recent behavioural science research, new home for One Planet Centre.
Catherine Max describes Equinox's innovative climate harm reduction project to work with mental health and substance misuse service users to build resilience to climate change, contributing to the National Adaptation Programme.
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
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.
The Climate Ready National Adaptation Programme will address the risks set out in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment by helping businesses, local authorities, communities and civil society to become more resilient to climate change impacts.
29 November, London: the SDRN Annual Conference returns, exploring themes such as the changing policy and research landscape; reconciling growth and sustainable development; wellbeing, natural capital and prosperity.