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Building a low carbon Britain: never waste a good crisitunity »

Does the financial crisis offer opportunities to approach service delivery in a new way, providing better services with lower carbon emissions? A new study aims to help the public sector respond positively for a low carbon Britain.

Changing climate, changing infrastructure »

Seven organisations with a responsibility for vital services and infrastructure have published climate change adaptation reports, detailing how they are assessing and acting on the risks and opportunities of a changing climate.

Leading London to smarter procurement »

The GLA Group's use of responsible procurement to deliver long term value to London is highlighted in its 2010 progress report, while the Mayor’s Responsible Procurement Awards recognised the contributions of suppliers and staff.

Successful Business and Procurement »

The SDRN has published the outputs of Dr Helen Walker's review of procurement, looking at successful businesses, their approaches to procurement and the relevance of these to current debates on sustainable public procurement.

A new action plan for green Government »

Following David Cameron’s announcement in May that this would be the “greenest government ever”, Defra has published a new action plan to drive sustainable operations and procurement across Government.

Conference – A Step Change: Local Government Leadership for a Low Carbon Economy »

4 November 2010, Edinburgh: the Sustainable Scotland Network Conference 2010 will discuss the national plan to address climate change and highlight the opportunities for Scotland's economy, businesses and communities.

Webinar: Sustainability Literate Leadership – Learn the art of positive deviance »

21 Oct 2010: Earthscan is running a free webinar, presented by Sara Parkin, founder of Forum for the Future’s MA in Leadership for Sustainability, and author of The Positive Deviant: Sustainability Leadership in a Perverse World.

Adapting to climate change in the NHS »

The NHS Sustainable Development Unit has published guidance for NHS organisations on adaptation to climate change, essential for effective planning to meet future health requirements.

Recognising responsible procurement in London »

The Mayor of London's Responsible Procurement Awards will recognise the contributions that suppliers and staff make in using procurement to deliver value for money and social and environmental benefits to London.

A shared vision for sustainable development in higher education »

Higher education has a unique contribution to make to sustainable development. Joanna Simpson, Senior Policy Adviser at the Higher Education Funding Council for England, looks at action across the sector.