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A new report for Natural England finds that Environmental Stewardship schemes are delivering a range of ecosystem services which benefit the natural environment and in doing so help sustain and develop agricultural productivity.
Business news round-up: water, strategy, product footprints, green growth, low carbon funding, awards »
Recent sustainable development news from business: toolkits for sustainable water management and sustainable business; forum to tackle environmental footprints; the potential of green business; funding; awards.
National Parks are models for sustainable development in the countryside in their core activities and in providing opportunities to trial innovative approaches by local communities and businesses through the Sustainable Development Fund.
Two new competitions offer funding of £15 million for projects to transform food manufacturing and reduce waste, increasing sustainability, efficiency and the competitiveness of the food processing and manufacturing sector.
Environment Minister Richard Benyon has announced a new £28 million Fund to clean up England’s rivers and encourage local wildlife to flourish, contributing to the recent water white paper's commitment to improve water quality.
The Department of Communities and Local Government has announced a new opportunity for initiatives in the East of England to support small businesses and other organisations in understanding the Cradle to Cradle principle.
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has announced new funding to start projects providing a ‘greenprint’ to help local residents turn derelict land into accessible green spaces, recycle more, and travel more sustainably.
The Department for Transport has announced funding of £560 million for the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, and published an interim report on research into attitudes to climate change and actual transport behaviours.
Defra has launched a Third Sector Fund to Inspire Sustainable Living using the Olympic and Paralympic Games, focusing on active travel, sustainable consumption, greener gardens, resource use and waste.
By 2020, the East of England could be generating enough low carbon electricity to power every home in the region. New funding and offshore developments will also bring business opportunities and create jobs.