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In its final report, the Sustainable Development Commission drew on its experience over the last decade to offer help to current and future governments successfully meet the challenge of mainstreaming sustainable development.
The SDC reports that sustainability measures are already saving Government £60-70 million every year with potential for far greater savings as the new Government works to become the “Greenest Government ever”.
Caroline Spelman has reaffirmed the Government's commitment to sustainable development and explained how its approach is changing, including withdrawing funding from the SDC and transferring responsibilities to Defra and DECC.
Announcing 10% cuts in carbon emissions across central government, David Cameron aims for "the greenest government ever" through "real action" not "warm words".
Public and private organisations are grappling with how to deliver more for less, and many are discovering the benefits of taking up a sustainable development approach. The NHS is no exception.
The link between social conditions and health should be the main focus of health improvement, says the Marmot Review's report, Fair Society, Healthy Lives. Sustainable development has a key role to play in achieving a fairer society and tackling health inequalities.
Six months in as Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission, Will Day spoke to SD Scene about sustainable development, its potential to deliver a better future and how the sustainability agenda is being addressed in government, in business and by NGOs.