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A round-up of London 2012 sustainability news: sustainability at the heart of London 2012; UN praise; encouraging walkers and cyclists; on track for 20% carbon reduction; pedestrians light walkway; inspiring community projects.
News round-up: environmental tax, low carbon heat, Rio+20 outcomes, London green wall, car emissions »
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: HM Treasury defines environmental tax, low carbon heat for communities, inquiry into Rio+20 outcomes, new green wall for London, cutting car emissions.
The Department for Transport's new Behavioural Insights Toolkit provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to design more effective sustainable transport initiatives using insights from behavioural theory and social research.
The Understanding Walking and Cycling project examined the factors influencing everyday travel decisions and proposes a series of policy measures to increase levels of walking and cycling for short trips in urban areas.
3 November 2011, London: Inside Government conference providing an opportunity to examine the government’s plans for a transport system which balances the needs of the economy, the environment and society.
Katrine Dalsgård explains how the British embassy worked with 10:10 Denmark to cut its CO2 emissions by 27% in one year, making the most significant savings in transport through reduced use of flights, taxis and cars.
Rupert Fausset of Forum for the Future explains how the shipping industry is moving from a low profile in sustainability terms to recognise that social and environmental responsibility are crucial to its future success.
Recent Department of Health strategies on public health and mental health recognise the role of health in sustainable development, delivering long-term environmental and financial benefits to society.
17 January 2011, London: A seminar, lecture and exhibition mark the launch of the British Sociological Association Climate Change Study Group, promoting sociological lines of enquiry on topics relating to climate change.
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.