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Prime Minister David Cameron announced on 6th July that central Government cut carbon emissions by 13.8% in the year following his May 2010 commitment to a 10% reduction, and promised further and wider reductions.
The Government has announced new commitments to reduce its water consumption and waste, and to buy more sustainable and efficient products. Waste will be reduced by 25 per cent by 2015, amounting to over 74,000 tonnes.
The Carbon Trust is recruiting central government organisations for the next phase of the Central Government Carbon Management Service, providing training, advice and support carbon management.
Speaking at the The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Forum in London, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne detailed the Government’s commitment to “fully implement sustainability reporting across Government”.
Defra has published the total carbon footprint of UK central Government from 1990 to 2008, including emissions from buildings, vehicles and other equipment, and embedded emissions of goods and services bought by Government.
The MOD is looking to industry to help generate ideas that will ensure the UK's armed forces are able to live, work and train on a sustainable Defence estate for many years into the future.
The Government has published new guidance on adapting procurement to consider adaptation to climate change, and updated standards to help public sector buyers to buy sustainably.
The Government has announced a new framework and targets for sustainable management of its estate, reflecting its central role in sustainable development and commitment to leading by example.
Government departments have published plans as part of a cross-government initiative to tackle climate change. The Climate Change Plans detail commitments to minimising the damage of climate change, by reducing emissions and preparing for a changing climate.
Having pledged its commitment to the 10:10 campaign, the Home Office is working on a number of initiatives to reduce its carbon emissions, including from buildings, IT systems and vehicles.