Archive for 'Greening Government'
The UK government has published its second annual report on implementation of the Greening Government ICT strategy, showing good progress on embedding green ICT thinking and processes.
Defra reports on behalf of the Government on achievements towards mainstreaming sustainable development across the operation of its buildings and estates, the goods and services that it buys, and the policies it makes.
Climate Week events provided an opportunity for the MOD to raise awareness about sustainable development and demonstrate its good progress to “green” its operations and procurement and to help combat climate change.
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.
Progress on the Government's commitment to lead by example on sustainable development, including the Greening Government Commitments, Government Buying Standards and National Sustainable Public Procurement Programme.
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.
12 October 2011, City of London: the Greening Government 2011 conference and exhibition will examine the progress of the public sector and central Government on sustainable development.
Defra's Sustainable Public Procurement Team introduce the National Sustainable Public Procurement Programme, bringing clarity and consistency to training for sustainable procurement in the public sector.
The draft Carbon Plan, a cross-Government action plan on climate change, sets actions and deadlines for the Government to live up to its green ambitions, meet domestic carbon targets and encourage international action.
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.