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The Government's Green Deal initiative went live on 28th January, offering the opportunity for energy-saving improvements to homes or businesses without having to pay all the costs up front.
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: briefing on appraisal and sustainable development, green partnerships between community groups and local councils, Nick Clegg on green investment and jobs.
Businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange will have to report their levels of greenhouse gas emissions from the start of the next financial year under plans announced by the Deputy Prime Minister at Rio+ 20.
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.
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.
Rio+20, the UN conference on sustainable development, takes place in Rio de Janeiro on 20-22 June 2012, twenty years after the Rio Earth Summit, focusing on green economy and the institutional framework for sustainable development.
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 Coalition Government has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable development and set out its vision of achieving economic growth, improved wellbeing and a protected environment now and for future generations.